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parish, for the care manifested to his
infancy, endowed these charitable in-
stitutions. Drax contains the townships
of Camblesforth, Long Drax, and New-
lands. Entire population, 1083.

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at opulence, and, in gratitude to the bitants, 75; a ehapelry to Great Drif-

Drax, Long, W. R. (8) a town-
ship in the parish of Drax, wapentake
of Barkston Ash, 5 miles N. E. from
Snaith ; inhabitants, 187. In this vil-
lage is a farm-house, called Drax Ab-
bey, built upon the site of a dissolved
priory of Austin Friars. This township
is sometimes called Langriek.

Drebley, W. R. (4) a hamlet in the
township of Barden, parish of Skipton,
wapentake of Staincliffe, 5 miles N.E.
from Skipton.

Drewton, E. R. (6) a township
with Everthorpe, in the parish of South
Cave, division of Hunsley Beacon, 7
miles S. from Market Weighton. In-
habitants, 177.

Driffield, Great, E. R. (6) a pa-
rish, township, and market town in the
division of Bainton Beacon, 12 miles
S. W. from Bridlington, 29 E. from
York, 196 from London; inhabitants,
2303 ; a vicarage, value
71. 10*. 2§c?.;
patron, the prebendary of Driffield in
York Cathedral; market, Thursday.
This town is pleasantly situated at the
foot of the Wolds; it consists chiefly
of one long street, parallel to which
runs a clear brook, abounding in trout,
and which at the south end of the town
is enlarged into a canal, joining the ri-
ver Hull at 3 miles distance. The soil
is very productive of corn, in which ar-
ticle a considerable trade is carried on;
the church is an ancient structure, with
a steeple of more modern date. Here are
several tumuli, supposed to be Danish.
The parish contains the townships of
Little Driffield, and Elmsley with Kel-
leythorpe. Entire population, 2471.

Driffield, Little, E. R. (6) a
township in the parish of Great Drif-
field, division of Bainton Beacon, 1
mile W. from Great Driffield ; inha-
field; fairs, Easter Monday, Whit Mon-
day, August 26, and September 19. In
the chancel is a tablet, with an inscrip-
tion to the memory of Alfred, King of
Northumberland, who died 705, and
whose remains were here supposed to
be deposited; this prince has been con-
founded with King Alfred the great and
good, and father of his people : in the
year 1784, a party of antiquaries had the
folly to search for his remains, but, as
it might be supposed, without success.

Drighlington, W. R. (5) a town-
ship in the parish of Birstall, wapentake
of Morley, 7 miles S. W. from Leeds;
inhabitants, 1719. Here is a chapel of
ease to Birstall, and a free grammar
school, endowed in 1678, by James
Margetson, Archbishop of Armagh, a
native of this village.

Dring Houses, (5) a township in
the parishes of St. Mary Bishop Hill
the Elder, Holy Trinity, Micklegate,
York, and Acomb, in the Ainsty, 1§
mile S.W. from York; inhabitants,
156; a pleasant village, in which is a
chapel of ease.

Dringhow, or Drinkhoe, E. R.
6) a township with Upton and Brough,
in the parish of Skipsea, wapentake of
Holderness, 5§ miles N. from Hornsea;
inhabitants, 164.

Dromanby, Great and Little,
N. R. (2) two hamlets in the town-
ship and parish of Kirkby, wapen-
take of Laugbarugh,
2% miles S. from

Drypool, E. R, (9) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Holder-
ness; this place is separated from Hull,
on the east, by the river Hull; inhabi-
tants, 1409 ; a perpetual curacy; pa-
tron, W. Wilberforce, Esq. Near this
place is supposed to have stood the
village of Frismark, swallowed up
some ages ago by the inundations of
the Humber. The parish contains the
township of Southcoates.^Entire popu-
lation, 2207.


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