New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 15
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called Brough Hill, are the vestiges of
a Roman fortification, where was found
a statue of the Emperor Commodus.
An ancient custom still prevails here of
blowing a horn every night in winter,
at ten o’dock, intended as a signal to
benighted travellers; it is supposed to
be a remnant of the old forest latvs.
Near the small river Bain, are two
picturesque waterfalls, called High and
Low Force; and the beautiful lake of
Seamer Water, covering about 105
acres; its greatest depth is
8 fathoms ;
it abounds with various species of fish,
and is a favourite resort of waterfowl.

Bainton, E. R. (6) a parish and
township, in the division of Bainton
6 miles S. W. from Great Drif-
field ; inhabitants, 300 ; a rectory, value
35/. 14s. 9ftf.; patron, St. John’s Col-
lege, Oxford. The petty sessions for
Bainton Beacon are held in this place:
anciently a beacon was erected here for
the purpose of giving warning to the
surrounding country at the approach of
danger. In this parish is Neswick, the
seat of H. Thorold, Esq.

Bainton Beacon, E. R. (6) one
of the four divisions of the extensive
wapentake of Harthill; it is bounded
on the north by the wapentake of Dic-
kering, on the east by Holderness, on
the south by Hunsley Beacon, and on
the west by Wilton Beacon; it contains
one market town, 26 townships, 14 of
which are parishes; 1371 houses, and
7691 inhabitants.

Bainwood, N. R. (2) a hamlet in
the township of Spaunton and parish
of Lastingham, wapentake of Rydale,
4 miles N. E. from Kirkby Moorside.

Baiting, W. R. (7) a hamlet in the
township of Soyland and parish of Hali-
fax, wapentake of Morley,
8 miles S. E.
from Halifax.

Balby, W. R. (8) a township with
Hexthorpe, in the parish of Doncaster,
wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill,
1 mile S. W. from Doncaster ; inhabi-
tants, 395. In this and the neighbour-
ing village of Warmsworth, George Fox,
the founder of the Society of Friends,
with his followers held their first meet-
ings, which exposed them to much
persecution and suffering.

Baldersby, N. R. (5) a township
in the parish of Topcliffe, wapentake of
Hallikeld, 5f miles N. E. from Ripon ;
inhabitants, 241.

Balk, W. R. (8) a hamlet in the
township of Worsbrough and parish of
Darfield, but in the wapentake of Stain-
cliffe, 5 miles S. E. from Barnsley.

Balke, N. R. (5) a township in the
parish of Kirkby Knowle, wapentake of
Birdforth, 4ยง miles S. E. from Thirsk;
inhabitants, 125. This village is se-
parated from the parish of Kirkby
Knowle by the intervening parish of

Balk holme, E. R. (8) a township
in the parish of Howden, wapentake of
2 miles E. from How-
den ; inhabitants, 105.

Ballifield, W. R. (8) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Handsworth,
wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, 4
miles E. from Sheffield. Ballifield Hall
is the seat of John Jubb, Esq.

Balne, W. R. (8) a township in
the parish of Snaith, wapentake of Os-
goldcross, 4 miles S. W. from Snaith ;
inhabitants, 329.

Bank, Newton, W.R. (4). See
Newton Bank.

Banks-hall, W.R. (8). SeeCaw-

Bank-side, W. R. (8) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Thorne,
wapentake of Osgoldcross, 4 miles N.
from Thorne. This hamlet extends into
the adjoining parish of Snaith.

Banktop, W. R. (7) a hamlet in
the township of South Owram, parish
Of Halifax, wapentake of Morley, If
mile E. from Halifax.

Banktop, W. R. (8) a hamlet in
the township of Worsbrough, parish of
Darfield, wapentake of Staincross, If
mile S. E. from Barnsley.


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