New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 7
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chapelry to Leeds. Here is an hospital,
founded by Robert Parker of Brows-
holme, for ten poor widows, with an
endowment of 50/. per annum.

Allerton Gledhow, W. R. (5)
a hamlet in the township of Allerton
Chapel, parish of Leeds, wapentake
of Skyrack, 3 miles N. from Leeds.
Here is the seat of Sir John Beckett,

Allerton Grange, W. R. (5)' a
hamlet in the township of Allerton
Chapel, parish of Leeds, wapen-
take of Skyrack, 3 J miles N. from

Allerton Mauleverer, W.R.
(5) a parish and township, with Hop-
perton, in the wapentake of Claro,

4 miles N. E. from Knaresborough;
inhabitants, 276 ; a perpetual curacy;
patron, Lord Stourton. At this place
was an alien priory of Benedictine
monks, founded by Richard Maule-
verer, in the reign of Henry II.: at the
dissolution of these foreign cells, in
the reign of Henry VI., that prince
gave the revenues to King’s College,
Cambridge. Allerton Mauleverer was
for many ages the seat of a family of
the latter name, which continued in the
male line till 1720 ; when Sir Richard,
the last heir, dying unmarried, left
the estate to his mother, from whom
by descent it came into the possession
of Lord Galway, who sold it, in
1786, to the Duke of York ; his
Royal Highness transferred it, in 1789,
to Colonel Thornton, for 110,000/.,
who then gave it the name of Thorn-
vile Royal. In 1805, this noble estate,
consisting of 4525 acres, with the
superb mansion and park, was bought
by Lord Stourton, at Garraway’s, for
163,800/. Allerton contains the small
township of Clareton. Entire popula-
tion, 290.

Allerton, North, N. R. (2) see

Allertonshire, N. R. (2) a wa-
pentake, in the North Riding, of which
the Bishop of Durham is lord and chief
bailiff; the wapentake and liberty
are co-extensive; it is situated about
25 miles North from York, from which
point it extends over a narrow tract
of country, to the confines of the bi-
shoprick of Durham, and forms a
part of the rich vale of Mowbray; it is
bounded on the West by the wapen-
take of Gilling East, on the South
and part of the West by Birdforth, on
the West by Langbarugh, and on the
North by Durham; it contains one
borough and market-town; 33 town-
ships, 11 of which are parishes ; 1,783
houses, and 8,759 inhabitants. A few
townships are insulated in the adjoin-
ing wapentakes.

Almholme, W. R. (8) a hamlet
in the township of Bentley, parish of
Arksey, wapentake of Strafforth and
Tickhill, 5ยง miles N. from Doncaster.

Almondbury> W.R. (7) a parish
and township in the wapentake of Ag-
2 miles S. E. from Hudders-
field; inhabitants, 5,679; a vicarage,
value 20/.
7s. 11c?.; patron, the trus-
tees of the free grammar school of
Clitheroe in Lancashire: here is a
free grammar school, founded by
patent of James I., and endowed with
120/. per annum. This place is
situated near the river Calder, and
was anciently called Albanbury, having
a church dedicated to St. Alban: it
had a castle, the site of which, with
its ramparts, is still observable upon
a neighbouring hill . these vestiges
were thought by Camden to be Ro-
man, but Dr. Whitaker deems them un-
questionably Saxon, and that the cas-
tle was the residence of some of the
Saxon kings. The numerous popula-
tion of Almondbury is chiefly supported
by the various branches of the woollen
manufacture. A mile from the town is
Longley Hall, an ancient seat of the
ancestors of Sir John Ramsden, Bart.
The parish contains the townships of
Austonley, North and South Crossland,


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