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Banner Cross, W. R. (8) a ham-    in the parish of Forcett, wapentake of

let in the township of Eccleshall Bier-    Gilling West, 10 miles N. from Rich-

low and parish of Sheffield, wapentake    mond ; inhabitants, 141, This village

of Strafforth and Tickhill, 2 miles S. W.    is situated near the Tees ; it was once

from Sheffield. Here is the residence    a Roman station, and relics have been

of the Rev. W. Bagshaw.    occasionally dug up. It has been called

Barbot Hall, W. R. (8). See    Old Richmond.


Barcroft, W.R. (4) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Bingley,
wapentake of Skyrack, 4 miles N. W.
from Bradford.

Barden, N. R. (1) a township in
the parish of West Hawkeswell, wa-
pentake of Hang West, 3 miles N. E.
from Leyburn; inhabitants, 106. This
is a small straggling village.

Barden, W. R. (4) a township in
the parish of Skipton, wapentake of
8 miles N.E. from Skipton;
inhabitants, 219. Here is a chapel,
served by the minister of Bolton ; and
also the remains of a picturesque tower,
anciently one of the lodges belonging to
the forest of Barden, but enlarged for
the occasional residence of the Clifford
family; it was inhabited and entire
about half a century since, but is now
a dilapidated ruin.

Bardsey, W. R. (5) a parish and
township, with Rigton, in the wapen-
take of Skyrack, 5 miles S. W. from
Wetherby ; inhabitants, 336 ; a vicar-
age, value 4/.
Is. Sd. ; patron, G. Fox,
Esq. The church affords an excellent
specimen, in fine preservation, of the
early style of Norman architecture. To
the north of the village are some traces
of an ancient fortress or encampment.
Bardsey has fair pretensions to the ho-
nour of having given birth to Congreve,
the wittiest of English dramatists : that
he wasbaptized here, in 1669, the parish
register yet bears witness, but that here
he was born, has been disputed. Bard-
sey contains the townships of Rigton,
Wothersome and Wike, the latter
partly in . Harewood parish. Entire
population, 511.

Barforth, N. R. (1) a township

Bargh, or Barugh, W. R. (8) a
township in the parish of Darton, wa-
pentake of Staincross, 2§ miles N. W.
from Barnsley; inhabitants, 396.

Barkisland, W.R. (7) a township
in the parish of Halifax, wapentake of
Morley, 4§ miles S. W. from Halifax;
inhabitants, 2224. The free school
here owes its existence to female bene-
ficence, being founded by Sarah Gled-
hill, in 1657. Barkisland Hall, now
occupied as a farm house, is a respect-
able specimen of the architecture of the
age of Charles the First. In this town-
ship is Howroyd, the seat of T. Hor-
ton, Esq.

Barkston, W. R. (5) a township
in the parish of Sherburn, wapentake
of Barkston Ash, 5 miles S. E. from
Tadcaster; inhabitants, 251. This vil-
lage gives name to the wapentake.

Barkston Ash, W. R. (5) a wa-
pentake in the West Riding, bounded
on the north by the river Wharfe, on
the east by the river Ouse, on the south
by the river Aire, and on the west by
the wapentake of Skyrack. It contains
four market towns, 48 townships, 18
of which are parishes ; 4101 houses,
and 20,772 inhabitants.

Barlby, E.R. (5) a township in the
parish of Hemingborough, wapentake
of Ouse and Derwent,
2 miles N. E.
from Selby ; inhabitants, 349 ; a cha-
pelry to Hemingborough.

Barlow, W. R. (8) a township in
the parish of Brayton, wapentake of
Barkston Ash, 3 miles S. E. from Sel-
by ; inhabitants, 175.

Barmby upon Dunn, W. R. (8) a
parish and township in the wapentake
of Strafforth and Tickhill, 5§ miles
N, E. from Doncaster; inhabitants,


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