New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 21
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W. from Kirkby Moorside; inhabi-
tants, 143.

Beaghall, or Beal, W. R. (8) a
township in the parish of Kellington,
wapentake of Osgoldcross,
6 miles N.
E. from Pontefract; inhabitants,

Beal House, N. R. (2) a hamlet
in the township and parish of Thornton-
le-Street, wapentake of Allertonshire,

4 miles N. from Thirsk.

Beamsley, W. R. (4) a township
in the parishes. of Addingham and
Skipton, and in the wapentakes of Claro
and Staincliffe,
6ยง miles E. from Skip-
ton; inhabitants, 512. Here is an
hospital founded in the 35 Elizabeth,
by Margaret, Countess of Cumberland,
for 13 poor women, who occupy two
distinct buildings in a small court or
garden, with a chapel attached, Beam-
ley Hall was an ancient seat of the
family of Clapham, who had a vault in
Bolton priory church, where according
to tradition, they were buried in an up-
right position.

Bearepark, N. R. (1) a hamlet in
the township of Carperby, and parish of
Aysgarth, wapentake of Hang West, 7
miles W. from Leyburn. Here was
once a park belonging to the ancient
family of the Metcalfs; it has been
long destroyed, and of the woods, no-
thing remains but a few stinted bushes.

Bearwood Green, W. R. (8) a
hamlet in the township and parish of
Hatfield, wapentake of Strafforth and
Tickhill, If mile S. from Thorne.

Becca Hall, W. R. (5). See

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

Beckmeeting, W. R. (5) a small
hamlet in the township and parish of
Kirkby Malzeard, wapentake of Claro,

8 miles N. W. from Ripon.

Beckwith, W. R. (5) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Pannal,
wapentake of Claro, 4 miles S. W. from

Knaresborough. Beckwith Green and
Beckwith Shaw are hamlets adjacent.

Bedale, N. R. (2) a parish, town-
ship and market town in the wapen-
take of Hang East,
6 miles N, from
Masbam, 34 N. W. from York, 223
from London; inhabitants 1137; a
rectory, value 89/. 4s.
9d%.; patrons,,
Henry Peirse and Thomas Stapylton,
Esqrs. alternately; market, Tuesday;
fairs, Easter and Whit Tuesdays, July
6 and 7, October 11 and 12, Tuesday-
se’nnight before Christmas-day. Be-
dale is tolerably well built, and is situ-
ated in a rich valley, on a rivulet which
runs into the Swale near Gatenby; the
church is a large handsome edifice,
containing many ancient monuments,
and is remarkable for the value of its
rectory, said to be worth near 6000A
per annum ; the valuation in the King’s
book is the largest in the county. Its
tower is constructed with such strength,
as to have been capable of affording shel-
ter from the tumultuary inroads of the
Scots; which continued till the time of
Edward III., about the date of its erec-
tion. Here is a hospital for six poor men,
founded by Dr. Sam ways, in 1718 ; also
a hospital for three poor widows, found-
ed by Richard and Thomas Young; here
too is an ancient grammar-school, foun-
der unknown, but now converted into
a national-school. In the neighbouring
district, are bred the best hunters and
road horses in the world. In the gar-
dens of Bedale Hall, the seat of the late
Henry Peirse, Esq. the site of an an-
cient castle can be traced ; nearly ad-
jacent to the town is Benkel Grange,
the seat of the Hon. and Rev. T. Mon-
son. Bedale contains the townships of
Aiskew, Burrel, Crakehall, Firby, and
Langthorne; entire population, 2631.

Beeford, E. R. (6) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Holder-
8 miles S. E. from Driffield; in-
habitants, 620; a rectory, value
patron, the Archbishop of York. This
is a pleasant village situated on the


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