New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 194
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Plantation, N. R. (2). See

Pleadwick, W. R. (8) a small
hamlet in the township and parish of
Sandal Magna, wapentake of Agbrigg,
miles S. from Wakefield.
Ploughland, E. R. (9) a hamlet
in the township and parish ofWellwick,
wapentake of Holderness, If mile S. E.
from Patrington.

Pluckham, E. R. (6) a hamlet
in the township of Thixendale, parish
of Wharram Percy, wapentake of
Buckrose, 9 miles W. from Great

Plumpton, W. R. (5) a township
in the parish of Spofforth, wapentake
of Claro, 3 miles S. from Knaresbo-
rough ; inhabitants, 208. Here is a
seat of the Earl of Harewood, formerly
belonging to the family of Plumpton, re-
markable for the singularity and beauty
of its pleasure grounds. A stone quar-
ry, which probably supplied the ma-
terial of the Arrows at Boroughbridge,
has been converted into a garden, con-
sisting of about twenty acres, diver-
sified with rock, wood, and water.
It is supposed that the idea was taken
from Brydone’s description of a beau-
tiful garden, formed out of a quarry,
near Syracuse in Sicily.

Pockley, N. R. (2) a township in
the parish of Helmsley, wapentake of
Rydale, 4 miles W, from Kirkby Moor-
\ side ; inhabitants, 22
7. Here is a mo-
dern chapel of ease.

Pocklington, E. R. (5) a parish,
township, and market town, in the
division of Wilton Beacon, 7 miles
N.W. from Market Weighton, 13 E.
from York, 212 from London; inhabi-
tants, 1962; a vicarage, value 10/.
Is. 10^r/.; patron, the Dean of York ;
market, Saturday ; fairs, March 7,
May 6, Aug. 5, Nov. 8. Pocklington
is situated in a level country, about
two miles from the foot of the Wolds.
From the completion of a canal, about
15 years since, from the Derwent, near

Cottingwith, it has become a place of
considerable trade. Here is a well en-
dowed free grammar school. The petty
sessions are held in this place, and an-
nual races take place on the second of
May. The parish contains the town-
ships of Meltonby, Owsthorpe, and
Yapham. Entire population, 2163.

Pockthorpe, E.R. (6) a hamlet
in the township and parish of Naffer -
ton, wapentake of Dickering, 4 miles
N. from Driffield. Pockthorpe Hall is
the seat of William Hall, Esq.

Pog Moor, W. R. (8) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Silkstone,
wapentake of Staincross, 1| mile W.
from Barnsley.

PolLington, W. R. (8) a township
in the parish of Snaith, wapentake of
Osgoldcross, 2 miles S.W. from Snaith;
inhabitants, 483.

Pond, W. R. (8) a small hamlet in
the township of Hunshelf, parish of
Penistone, wapentake of Staincross, 2ยง
miles S. E. from Penistone.

Pond House, N. R. (2) a small
hamlet in the township and parish of
Thornton Watlas, wrapentake of Hang
East, 3 miles W. from Bedale.

Pontefract, or Pomfret, W. R.

(8) a borough, market town, parish, and
township, in the wapentake of Osgold-
cross, 9 miles E. from Wakefield, 24
S. S.W. from York, 177 from London;
inhabitants, 4447 ; a vicarage, value
6s. Sd.’, patron, the King; market,
Saturday; fairs, first Saturday after
Jan. 13, first Saturday before Feb. 2,
Saturday after Feb. 13, Saturdays be-
fore Palm Sunday, Low Sunday, and
Trinity Sunday, Saturday after Sept.
12, and the first Saturday in December.
This borough returned two members
to parliament in the 23 Edward I., but
discontinued the privilege till the reign
of James I.; the franchise is now in
the resident householders, about 700
in number, who, after a tremendous
struggle, established their rights against
the claims of certain burgage tenants :


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