New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 223
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township in the wapentake of Allerton-
shire,~6 miles N. W. from Easingwold;
inhabitants, 364 ; a rectory, value 17/.

Os. 2§t/.; patron, Lord Viscount Downe.
Sessay Hall is the seat of the Hon. and
Rev. W. H. Dawnay. The parish con-
tains the township of Hutton. Entire
population, 493.

Settle, W. R. (4) a township and
market town, in the parish of Giggles-
wick, wapentake of Staincliffe, 15 miles
N. W. from Skipton, 57 W. from York,
235 from London ; inhabitants, 1508 ;
market, Tuesday; fairs, Tuesday before
Palm Sunday, Thursday before Good
Friday, April 26, Whit Tuesday, Aug.

19, 20, 21, and Tuesday after October
27. Settle, the capital of Ribblesdale,
is an irregularly built, but very pic-
turesque town, overhung by a conical
rock, 300 feet in height, called Castle-
berg, backed by a cluster of rugged
crags, and anciently crowned by for-
tifications. Dr. Whitaker talks rather
idly of its once forming the gnomon of
a natural dial, marking the hours by its
shadow passing over some grey stones
on its side; had this ever been the case,
it is not likely that it should have been
discontinued. A winding path has been
cut from the town to its summit, from
which is a most extensive and delight-
ful prospect. To the east of Settle are
two rocking stones of immense weight,
and when put in motion, the noise re-
sembles distant thunder. On approach-
ing Settle from Skipton, quickset hedges
entirely disappear, and the fields are
enclosed with stone walls, which render
the country less pleasing: the luxuriant
verdure of the low lands in this neigh-
bourhood can no where be surpassed ;
grazing is the principal occupation, the
prevailing fogs and rain being inimical
to the growth of corn; such is the ferti-
lity of the soil, that it generally lets at
6/. per acre. Here are a few cotton
mills: under the market cross is the
gaol, entered by a trap door, down a
flight of (steps, and lighted by a small
grating. Settle formed part of the Percy
fee, and is included in a charter of free
warren, obtained by Henry Percy, in
the reign of Edward II.

Shackleton, W. R. (4) a hamlet
in the township of Wadsworth, parish
of Halifax, wapentake of Morley, 9
miles N. W. from Halifax.

Settrington, E. R. (6) a parish
and township in the wapentake of
Buckrose, 8 miles N.W. from Sled-
mere ; inhabitants, 535; a rectory,
value 42/.
5s. 6d.; patron, the Earl of
Bridgewater. Here is the seat of Sir
Tatton Sykes, Bart. This parish con-
tains the township of Scacklethorpe.
Entire population, 757.

Sewerby, E. R. (6) a township
with Marton, in the parish of Bridling-
ton, wapentake of Dickering, 1£ mile
N.E. from Bridlington; inhabitants,
317. Sewerby Hall is the seat of John
Greame, Esq.

Sexhow, N. R. (2) a township
in the parish of Rudby, wapentake of
Langbarugh, 4£ miles S. W. from
Stokesley; inhabitants, 38.

Shadwell, W. R. (5) a township
in the parish of Thorner, wapentake of
Skyrack, 5 miles N. E. from Leeds; in-
habitants, 197.

Shaftholme, W. R. (8) a hamlet
in the township of Bentley, parish of
Arksey, wapentake of Strafforth and
Tickhill, 3 miles N. from Doncaster.

Shafton, W. R. (8) a township
in the parish of Felkirk, wapentake of
Staincros, 5 miles N. E. from Barnsley;
inhabitants, 235.

Sharlestone, W. R. (8) a town-
ship in the parish of Warmfield, wa-
pentake of Agbrigg, 5 miles S. E. from
Wakefield; inhabitants, 330. Here is
the seat of Richard Atkins, Esq.

Sharow, W. R. (5) a township in
the parish of Ripon, wapentake of Cla-
ro, 1 mile N. E. from Ripon ; inhabi-
tants, 103. A church has been recently


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