New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 34
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from the quarry of Plumpton, near
Harrowgate. In the centre of the town
is a cross or obelisk, about 12 feet high,
of the same kind of stone as the ar-
rows. The battle of Boroughbridge is
almost a forgotten piece of history; it
was fought in 1321, between the forces
of Edward II. and the discontented
barons, headed by Thomas Earl of
Lancaster, who being there taken pri-
soner, was beheaded a few days after
at Pontefract. At Boroughbridge is
the- handsome seat of Marmaduke
Lawson, Esq.

Borrowby, N. R. (2) a township
in the parish of Lythe, wapentake of
Langbarugh, 9 miles N.W.from Whit-
by ; inhabitants, 64.

Borrowby, N. R. (2) a township
in the parish of Leak, wapentake of
Allertonshire, 5 miles N. from Thirsk;
inhabitants, 267.

Borsea, E. R. (5) a hamlet in the
township and parish of Holme, on
Spalding Moor, division of Holme
Beacon, 10 miles S. from Pocklington.

Bossall, N. R. (2) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Bulmer,
10 miles N. E. from York; inhabi-
tants, 31; a vicarage, value 12/.; pa-
tron, the Dean and Chapter of Dur-
ham. This place was once a consider-
able village, but, though giving name
to a large parish, it now consists only
of three houses. Here is the seat of
Robert Belt, Esq. The parish contains
the townships of Buttercrambe, Clax-
ton, Flaxton, Harton, and Sand Hut-
ton ; entire population, 1092.

Boston, W. R. (5) a hamlet in the
township of Clifford, parish of Bram-
ham, wapentake of Barkston Ash, 4
miles W. from Tadcaster. Boston is
situated on the south side of the river
Wharfe, in a romantic and beautiful
vale, and is celebrated for its saline
mineral water, first discovered in 1744,
but the place is more generally known
under the name of Thorpe Arch, a
neighbouring village in the Ainsty, on
the other bank of the river, over which
there is a bridge. The first house in
Boston was built in 1753, and it is
now become a place of fashionable re-
sort : an episcopal chapel was conse-
crated in 1814; and here is a pump-
room, with hot and cold baths; the
water issues from the bottom of a lime-
stone rock, which partly overhangs the
river. The air is particularly pure and
salubrious, and the situation of Boston
highly picturesque.

Botany Bay, W.R. (7) a hamlet in
the township of Lepton, parish of Kirk-
heaton, wapentake of Agbrigg, 3 miles
E. from Huddersfield.

Boulby, N. R. (2) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Easington,
wapentake of Langbarugh, 11 miles
E. from Guisborough. This place is
noted for its alum works, first com-
menced in 1615 ; they are situated on
the verge of a stupendous cliff, where
on entering the vast excavation formed
by human labour, in the centre of the
rock, the spectator is astonished to
behold the symmetry and exactness
with which the different strata are
arranged by the master hand of na-

Boulcliff, W. R. (8) a hamlet in
the township of West Bretton, parish of
Sandal Magna, wapentake of Agbrigg,
5 miles S. W. from Wakefield.

Bourne, or Brind, and Bourne
E. R. (5) two hamlets in the
township of Newsholme with Brind,
parish of Wressle, division of Holme
Beacon, 9 miles E. from Selby.

Bousden, W. R. (4) a hamlet in
the township of Newton, parish of Slaid-
burn, wapentake of Staincliffe, 4 miles
S. W. from Slaidburn.

Bowbank, N. R. (1) a hamlet in
the township of Lunedale, parish of Ro-
maldkirk, wapentake of Gilling West,
9 miles N. W. from Bowes.

Bowbridge Hall, N. R. (1) a
small hamlet in the township of Low
Abbot-side, parish of Aysgarth, wapen-


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