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palace, which he gave, with great part
of the town, to the Archbishop of York,
from the ruins of which the parish
church is supposed to have been erected:
this building is undoubtedly Saxon, in
a style equally rare and magnificent;
the columns of the nave are massy, but
lofty; a detached chapel stood for-
merly near the south-east corner of the
church-yard, hut it has long since dis-
appeared ; amongst the rubbish, the
head of a rich and elegant Saxon cross
was dug up. In 1645, one of those
numerous skirmishes took place near
Sherburn, between the royal and the
parliamentary armies, which no person
cares to remember: in this rencontre,
Sir Richard Hutton, Sir Francis Car-
naby, and several other officers on the
king’s side were slain. A considerable
quantity of flax is cultivated in this
neighbourhood; and Sherburn is famed
for the excellence of its
wine sour
plum, which grows spontaneously
without grafting; it is in high repute
for making a preserve; the plant flou-
rishes most on a limestone soil, and is
said not to produce elsewhere fruit in
equal perfection. The parish contains
the townships of Barkston, Huddle-
ston with Lumby, Lotherton with part
of Abberford, Micklefield, South Mil-
ford, and Newthorpe. Entire popula-
tion, 2916.

Sherburn, E. R. (6) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Buck-
11 miles W. from Hunmanby;
inhabitants, 496; a vicarage, value
6/. 05.
2%d.; patron, Sir William Strick-
land, Bart.

Sherfit Hall, N.R. (1) a small
hamlet in the township of Reeth, pa-
rish of Grinton, wapentake of Gilling
West, 3 miles N. W. from Reeth.

Sherwood Hall, W. R. (8). See

Sheriff Hutton, N. R. (5). See
Hutton Sheriff.

Shibden Hall, W. R. (7). See
South Owrain.

Shipley, W. R. (4) a township in
the parish of Bradford, wapentake of
Morley, 3 miles N. from Bradford;
inhabitants, 1606. Shipley Hall is the
seat of Mrs, Wainman.

Shipton, E. R. (6) a township in
the parish of Market Weighton, divi-
sion of Holme Beacon, 2 miles N. W.
from Market Weighton; inhabi-
tants, 369

Shipton, N. R. (5) a township in
the parish of Overton, wapentake of
Bulmer, 6 miles N.W. from York ; in-
habitants, 377. Here is a school for
the education of the children of free-
holders only, endowed by Mrs. Ann
Middleton, 1655.

Shipton Smithy, N.R. (5) a ham-
let in the preceding township.

ShirecliffeHall,W. R. (8). See
Brightside Bierlow.

Shire Green, W. R. (8) a hamlet
in the township and parish of Eccles-
field, wapentake of Strafforth and Tick-
hill, 4 miles N. from Sheffield.

Shitlington, Middle, or Mid-
DLESTOWN, W. R. (8) a township in
the parish of Thornhill, wapentake of
Agbrigg, 4 miles S. from Dewsbury ;
inhabitants, 1635.

Shitlington, Nether, or Neth-
W. R. (8) a hamlet in the pre-
ceding township.

Shitlington, Over or Overton,
W. R. (8) a hamlet in the preceding

Shooter’s Hill, W.R. (8). See

Sickling Hall, W. R. (5) a town-
ship in the parish of Kirkby Over-
blow, wapentake of Claro, 3 miles W.
from Wetherby; inhabitants, 257.

Siddal, N. R. (2) a hamlet in the
township and parish of East Harlsey,
wapentake of Birdforth, 7 miles N. E.
from ‘Northallerton.

Sigglesthorne, E. R. (6) a pa-
rish and township in the wapentake of
Holderness, 3 miles S. W. from Horn-
sea; inhabitants, 163 ; a rectory, value


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