New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 264
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township in the parish of Kirkburton,
wapentake of Agbrigg, 5 miles S.E.
from Huddersfield; inhabitants, 989.
Storthes Hall in this township is the
seat of C. H. Bill, Esq.

Thuskin Holes, W. R. (7) a ham-
let in the township of Hepworth,'parish
of Kirkburton, wapentake of Agbrigg,
6 miles S. from Huddersfield.

Thwaite, N. R. (1) a hamlet in
the township of Muker, parish of Grin-
ton, wapentake of Gilling West,
6 miles
W. from Askrigg.

Thwaite Bridge, N. R. (1) a
hamlet in the township of High Abbot-
side, parish of Aysgarth, wapentake
of Hang West, 4 miles W. from Hawes.

Thwaite House, W. R. (4) a
hamlet in the township of Fountains
Earth, parish of Kirkby Malzeard, wa-
pentake of Claro, 9 miles N. W. from
Pateley Bridge.

Thwaite Mills, W. R. (5) a ham-
let in the township and parish of Roth-
well, wapentake of Agbrigg, 2§ miles
S. E. from Leeds.

Thwaites, W.R. (1) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Sedbergh,
wapentake of Ewcross, 4 miles N. E.
from Sedbergh.

Thwaites, W.R. (4) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Keighley,
wapentake of Staincliffe, 1 mile E. from

Thwing, E. R. (6) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Dicker-
8 miles tV. from Bridlington ; in-
habitants, 314 ; a rectory in two medie-
ties, value
8/. 12s. Id. each; patron, the
King. Wold Cottage in this parish is
the seat of the Rev. T. Fish Foord
Bowes. The place is remarkable from
the circumstance of a stone falling from
the atmosphere, on the 13th of De-
cember, 1795, at three o’clock in the
afternoon, in a south-western direc-
tion ; its weight was 56 pounds, its
breadth 28 inches, its length 36 inches :
it is now lodged in Mr. Sowerby’s
museum in London. In its fall, which
was witnessed by two persons, it exca-
vated a place in the earth to the depth
12 inches, and penetrated the chalk
rock below seven inches further; to
commemorate the event, the late Major
Topham erected an obelisk on the spot:
the substance of the stone, while it
resembles in composition those which
have fallen in other parts of the world,
has no affinity to the natural stones of
the district in which it fell. The sur-
face has a black and vitrified appear-
ance, exhibiting marks of a volcanic
origin: to account for the pheno-
menon, two hypotheses have been
started; either that the stone was pro-
jected by some submarine volcano,
which the slanting direction in which
it fell, and its vicinity to the sea might
render probable; or that it was pro-
jected by the furious eruption of a vol-
cano in the moon, and driven within
the sphere of the superior gravitation
of the earth: both these* notions are
attended with great difficulties, but the
latter opinion seems most to prevail,
from a consideration that similar sub-
stances have fallen in countries very
remote from the ocean and from any
known volcano.

Thwingarth, N.R. (1) a hamlet in
the township of Lunedale, parish of
Romaldkirk, wapentake of Gilling West,
5 miles. W. from Romaldkirk.

Tibthorpe, E. R. (6) a township
in the parish of Kirkburn, division of
Bainton Beacon,
6§ miles S. W. from
Driffield, inhabitants,

Tickhill, W.R, (8) a parish, town-
ship, and market town in the wapentake
of Strafforth and Tickhill, 4 miles W.
fromBawtry, 43 S. from York,157 from
London; inhabitants, 1830 ; a vicar-
age, value 7/.
2s. 6d.; patron, George
Foljambe, Esq.; market, Friday ; fair,
21. Tickhill lies in a valley
watered by a brook, and being a strag-
gling place, covers a great deal of
ground; some of the houses are of
brick, others of stone, but the town


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