New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 20
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This place is an extensive coal and
lime wharf on the river Hull.

Batley, W. R. (8) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Agbrigg,
7 miles N. W. from Wakefield; in-
habitants, 3717 ; a vicarage, value 16/.
8d.; patron, the Earls of Wilton
and Cardigan alternately. Here is a
free school, founded by the Rev. W.
Lee, 1613. The school-house was re-
built in 1818. Batley is a place of
great antiquity; its church, of the age
of Henry VI., contains several splendid
monuments of its ancient lords. The
town partakes of the commercial pro-
sperity of the district, having various
flourishing woollen and blanket manu-
factures. Half a mile to the north
are the poor remains of Howley Hall,
once a magnificent mansion, the resi-
dence of the Saviles, and which was
destroyed about a century since. In
the township are Purl well Kail, the
seat of Mrs. Taylor; and Staincliffe
Hall, the seat of Miss Taylor, The
parish contains the townships of Chur-
well, Gildersome, and Morley. Entire

Batley Carr, W. B, (8) a hamlet
in the preceding parish and township,
1 milejS. from Batley,

Batley, Upper, W. R. (8) a ham-
let in the preceding parish and town-
ship, 1 mile N.
from Batley.

Batterax, W* R. (4) a hamlet in
the township of Bowland Forest, pa-
rish of Slaidburn, wapentake of Stain-
cliffe, 3 miles S. W. from Slaidburn.

Battersby, N. R. (2) a township
in the parish of Ingleby Greenhow,
wapentake of Langbarugh, 5 miles E.
from Stokesley; inhabitants, 87-

Battleburn, E. R. (6) a hamlet
in the township of Eastburn, parish of
Kirkburn, division of Bainton Bea-
con, 3 miles S. W. from Great Drif-

Bawtry, W. R. (8) a market town
and township in the parish of Blythe,
county of Nottingham, but in the wa-
pentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, 4
miles E. from Tickhill,
46 S. from
York, 153 from London ; inhabitants,
1027 ; a chapelry to Blythe; market,
Thursday, formerly on Wednesday;
fairs, Thursday in Whitsun week and
Old Martinmas Day. This town is
situated on the extreme edge of the
county, and a few of the houses are
in Nottinghamshire. The street
through which the great north road
runs, is remarkably broad, and con-
tains some handsome houses. Bawtry
stands on the side of an eminence,
sloping towards the north and east
down to the river Idle, which is na-
vigable hither for small craft from
Gainsborough and other places on the
Trent. At the southern extremity of
the town is the elegant mansion of the
Dowager Viscountess Galway; and
about a mile distant is the village of
Scrooby, in Nottinghamshire, remark-
able for having formerly had a palace
belonging to the Archbishops of York,
at which place several prelates have

Baxby, N. R. (5) a hamlet in the
township of Thornton, parish of Cox-
wold, wapentake of Birdforth,
6 miles
N. from Easingwold.'

Baxter Howe, N. R. (5) a ham-
let in the township of Airyholme, pa-
rish of Hovingham, wapentake of
8 miles W. from Malton.

Baysdale, N. R. (2) a hamlet in
the township of Westerdale, parish of
Stokesley, wapentake of Langbarugh,
7 miles S. E. from Guisborough. Here
was a priory, founded by Guido de
Bovincourt, for an abbess and nuns of
the Cistercian order; the buildings
retain few monastic traces, being con-
verted into farm-houses. This hamlet
is separated from Stokesley by the in-
tervening parishes of Kirkby, and In-
gleby Greenhow.

Beadlam, N. R. (2) a township in
the parishes of Kirkdale and Helmsley,
wapentake of Rydale, three miles S.


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