New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 72
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Denton, Upper, W. R. (4) a ham-
let in the preceding township.

Derwent, (3, 5) a river, which
rises in the moors of Whitby Strand,
and taking a southerly direction, comes
to the foot of the Wolds, when turning
in a westerly course, near Ganton, it
receives the little river Hartford, and
arrives at Malton, where it becomes
navigable by art; it is the boundary
between the North and East Ridings,
from its junction with the Hartford,
till, at Stamford Bridge, it enters the
East Riding, running by Elvington,
Bubwith, and Wressle^ it joins the
Ouse at Barmby.

Dewsbury, W. R. (8) a parish,
township, and market town, in the
wapentake of Agbrigg,
5 miles W.
from Wakefield, 33 S. W. from York,
187 from London; inhabitants, 6380 ;
a vicarage, value 22/. 13s.
9d.; patron,
the King; market, Wednesday; fairs,
Wednesday before Michaelmas day,Oc-
tober 5, Wednesday before Old May
day. Dewsbury, seated on the river
Calder, is certainly a place of great
antiquity, and seems to have been the
residence of the Saxon Kings during the
heptarchy, as a cross, placed on the top
of the church, bears this inscription—
ct Hie Paulinus predicavit et celebravit,
A.D. 627.

This ancient memorial, probably not
itself the original, fell down in the year
1805, but has been replaced by a fac
simile: thus, from the early preaching
of the celebrated missionary, Paulinus,
Dewsbury became the common centre
from which the light of Christianity
spread over the vale of Calder, and was
the mother church of an extensive dis-
trict to the west; several parishes in
which still acknowledge their original
dependence by certain prescriptive pay-
ments to the incumbent of Dewsbury.
The appearance of the town, from the
Wakefield road, bursting at once un-
expectedly upon the sight, is as beautiful
as interesting. The manufactures of
^Dewsbury are chiefly blankets, woollen
clothes, and carpets; the place com-
manding an admirable inland naviga-
tion, and being near a coal district,
possesses every commercial advantage.
Near the town is Crow Nest, the seat
of J. Hague, Esq. The parish contains
the townships of Hartshead, Ossett, and
Soothill. Entire population, 16,261.

Dewsbury Moor, W. R. (8) a
hamlet in the township and parish of
Dewsbury, wapentake of Agbrigg, 1
mile W. from Dewsbury. Here is the
seat of Abraham Greenwood, Esq.

Deykin Brook, W. R. (8) a ham-
let in the township and parish of Caw-
thorne, wapentake of Staincross, 3 miles
N.E. from Penistone.

Dickering, E. R. (6) a wapentake
in the East Riding, bounded on the
north by the North Riding, on the west
by the wapentake of Buckrose, on the
south by the division of Bainton Beacon
and Holderness, and on the east by the
German Ocean; it contains 47 town-
ships, 27 of which are parishes, and one
market town; houses, 3134; inhabi-
tants, 16,461.

Diddersley, or Didderston
N. R. (1) a small hamlet in
the township and parish of Melsonby,
wapentake of Gilling West,
5 miles N.
from Richmond.

Diggle, W. R. (7) a hamlet in the
township of Quick, parish of Rochdale,
Lancashire, wapentake of Agbrigg, 2§
miles N. E. from Dobcross.

Digley Royd, W. R. (7) a small
hamlet in the township of Austonley,
parish of Almondbury, wapentake of
Agbrigg, 7 miles S. from Huddersfield.

Dikes Marsh, W. R. (8) a small
hamlet in the township and parish of
Thorne, wapentake of Strafforth and
Tickhill, 2§ miles N. from Thorne.

Dimlington, E.R. (9) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Easington,
wapentake of Holderness,
6 miles E.
from Patrington.

Dinnington, W. R. (8) a parish


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