New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 36
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patron, Sir William Strickland, Bart.
At Boynton Hall, the seat of the baro-
net, is a small but choice collection
of ancient sculptures. On an ele-
vated ridge to the south, is a lofty pa-
vilion erected by the late Sir George
Strickland, which commands a very
extensive prospect both of land and sea.

Boythorpe, E. R. (i5) a township
with Foxholes, in the parish of Fox-
holes, wapentake of Dickering, 10 miles
N. from Driffield; inhabitants, 160.

Bracewell, W. R. (4) aparish and
township in the wapentake of Stain-
cliffe, 9 miles S. W. from Skipton; in-
habitants, 176. A vicarage, value
2l. 9s. 9%d,; patron, Lord Grantham.
Here is the ruin pf an old hall built of
brick, formerly the residence of the
Tempest family. The vicarage house
drew down Dr. Whitaker’s severest in-
dignation, it being a miserable thatch-
ed cottage of two rooms, floored only
with clay, and open to the roof; better
adapted, says the historian of Craven,
for hogs than men.

Bracken, E. R. (6) a township in
the parish of Kilnwick, division of
Bainton Beacon,
7 miles S. W. from
Driffield; inhabitants, 30.

Bracken Bottom, W.R. (4) a
hamlet in the township and parish of
Horton, wapentake of Ewcross, 6 miles
N. from Settle.

Brackenbrough, N. R. (2) a
hamlet in the township of Brough,
parish of Catterick, wapentake of Hang
East, 1ยง mile W. from Catterick.

Brackenbrough,N.R. (2) aham-
let in the township of Newsham, parish
of Kirkby Wiske, wapentake of Bird-
forth, 4 miles W. from Thirsk; this
village formerly belonged to the Las-
celles family. Here is now the seat of
J. L. Armitage, Esq.

Brackenby, N.R. (2) a hamlet in
the township of Barton, parish of Gil-
ling, wapentake of Gilling East, 7 miles
N. E. from Richmond.

Brackendale, E.R. (6) a hamlet
in the township of Fraisthorpe, parish
of Carnaby, wapentake of Dickering,
4 miles S. from Bridlington.

Brackenfoot, W.R. (5) a hamlet
in the township of Rigton, parish of
Kirkby Overblow, wapentake of Claro,
6 miles N. E from Otley.

Brackenhill, W. R. (5) a ham-
let in the township of Biggin, parish of
Church Fenton, wapentake of Barkston
Ash, 6 miles S. E. from Tadcaster.

Brackenholme,E. R. (5) a town-
ship with Woodhall, in the parish of
Hemingborough, wapentake of Ouse
and Derwent,
7 miles E. from Selby ;
inhabitants, 90 : a pleasant village,
situated on the river Ouse.

Brackenthwaite, W. R. (5) a
hamlet in the township and parish of
Pannall, wapentake of Claro, 6 miles
S. W. from Knaresborough.

Bradap House, W.R. (4) a ham-
let in the township of Bashall, parish
of Mitton, wapentake of Staincliffe, 10
miles S. W. from Gisburn.

Bradfield, W. R. (8) a township
in the parish of Ecclesfield, wapentake
of Strafforth and Tickhill,
7U miles
N. W. from Sheffield; inhabitants,
5298 ; a chapelry to Ecclesfield. Fairs,
17, December 9. Bradfield is
surrounded by barren moors, and the
township extends over a bleak, high,
and mountainous tract of country, from
the point where ftie rivers Rivelin and
Dunn unite, to the western boundaries#
of the county : near the town is Spring-
field House, the seat of John Mann,
Esq.; about four miles to the N. W.
is Broomhead Hall, the seat of James
Rimington, Esq.; and three miles to
the N. E. was once More Hall, the seat
of the hero who cuts so conspicuous
a figure in the ballad of the Dragon
of Wantley: not a vestige of the old
house remains. The greater part of the
population of the township is em-
ployed in the various branches of the
Sheffield manufactures.

Bradfield Nether, or Lower,


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