New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 216
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Sawdon, N. R. (3) a township in
the parish of Brompton, wapentake of
Pickering Lythe, 7 miles S.W. from
Scarborough; inhabitants, 139.

Sawley, W.R. (5) a township in
the parish of Ripon, wapentake of
6 miles S.W. from Ripon; in-
habitants, 490; a chapelry to Ri-
pon. Sawley Hall is the seat of Mrs.

Sawley, or Sallay, W. R. (4) a
township with Tosside, extra-parochial,
in the wapentake of Staincliffe, 4 miles
S. W. from Gisburn ; inhabitants, 561.
This place is remarkable for the remains
of an abbey, founded in 1147, for
monks of the Cistercian order, by Wil-
liam de Perci; a great part of the nave
and transept is still standing, enough
being left to shew that the building was
a plain cross without columns or side
aisles, and extremely resembling the
chapel of Jesus College, Cambridge;
the gateway is converted into a cottage;
several well cut shields of arms are
wrought into the walls of the neigh-
bouring houses.

Saw Wood, W. R. (7) a hamlet in
the township of Stainland, parish of
Halifax, wapentake of Morley,
6 miles
S. from Halifax.

Saxton, W.R. (5) a parish and
township with Scarthingwell, in the
wapentake of Barkston Ash,
5 miles S.
from Tadcaster; inhabitants, 378; a
perpetual curacy; patron, R. O. Gas-
coigne, Esq. In the church-yard of this
village, were interred the bodies of
many of those unfortunate persons
who were slain in the battle of Towton,
1461: the Earl of Northumberland
reached York to die; the Earl of West-
moreland was interred in Saxton church,
but without a memorial; Lord Clifford
was tumbled into a pit with a promis-
cuous heap of dead bodies; Lord Dacre’s
tomb in Saxton, still remains, though
much defaced, and the inscription is
illegible. A tradition relates, that he
was shot when he unclasped his helmet
to drink a cup of wine, by a boy with
an arrow, in revenge for the death of the
boy’s father, whom this nobleman had
slain some years before; the place where
he fell, was called the North Acres,
whence this old rhyme, /

“ The Lord of Dacres
Was slayne in the North Acres ;”
but this story seems to be a fabrication,
confounding the death of Lord Clifford,
who really perished in the manner de-
scribed : it is scarcely possible that the
same accident should happen to two
noblemen on the same occasion. The
parish contains the township of Towton.
Entire population, 472.

Scackleton, N. R. (5) a town-
ship in the parish of Hovingham, wa-
pentake of Bulmer, 7 miles W. from
Malton; inhabitants, 171.

Scagglethorpe, E. R. (6) a town-
ship in the parish of Settrington, wa-
pentake of Buckrose, 10 miles N. W.
from Sledmere ; inhabitants, 222.

Scagglethorpe, (5) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Moor Monk-
ton, in the Ainsty,
6 miles N. W. from

Scalby, E.R. (6) a township in the
parish of Blacktoft, wapentake of How-
denshire, 5ยง miles W. from South
Cave; inhabitants, 179.

Scalby, N. R. (3) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Pickering
Lythe, 5 miles N.W. from Scarbo-
rough ; inhabitants, 446; a vicarage,
6l. 13s. Ad.; patron, the Dean and
Chapter of Norwich. In this place is a
small hospital for four poor widows or
widowers. Scalby Mill is a place much
resorted to by the company of Scar-
borough, as a tea-garden, during the
season. The parish contains the town-
ships of Burniston, Cloughton, Newby,
Stainton Dale, and Throxenby. Entire
population, 1559.

Scalebon, W. R. (4) a hamlet in
the township of Burley, parish of Otley,
wapentake of Skyrack, 9 miles N. from

Scales, W.R. (4) a hamlet in the
township of Askwith, parish of Weston,


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