New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 89
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Fisholme, E. R. (6) a small ham-
let in the township of Brigham, parish
of Foston, wapentake of Dickering,
miles S. E. from Driffield.

Fishlake, W. R. (8) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Strafforth
and Tickhill,
2 miles W. from Thorne;
inhabitants, 723 ; a vicarage, value
13/. 3s.
9d.; patron, the Dean and
Chapter of Durham. The parish con-
tains the township of Syke House. En-
tire population, 1274.

Fitling, E.R. (6) a township in
the parish of Humbleton, wapentake
of Holderness,
11 miles S. E. from
Hornsea; inhabitants, 119.

Fivelin Nook, E.R. (6) a small
hamlet in the township of Bdwholme,
parish of Nunkeeling, wapentake of Hol-
6 miles N. W. from Hornsea.

Fixby, W. R. (7) a township in the
parish of Halifax, wapentake of Mor-
ley, 2
imiles N. from Huddersfield; in-
habitants, 345. Fixby Hall is'the seat
of Thomas Thornhill, Esq.

Flamborough, E.R. (6) a parish
and township in the wapentake of Dick-
ering, 4 miles N. E. from Bridlington;
inhabitants, 917; a perpetual curacy ;
patron, the Archbishop of York and
Sir Wm. Strickland, Bart, alternately.
This ancient village, formerly a place
of some note, is situated in the centre
of a promontory, and is chiefly inha-
bited by fishermen; the cliffs of lime-
stone rock, forming a semi-ellipsis,
called Flamborough Head, extend near-
ly five miles, and in many places are
300 feet in height; at their base are
many excavations, worn by the per-
petual action of the ocean. In the sum-
mer season these elevated cliffs are the
rendezvous of myriads of aquatic birds,
which resort hither from various re-
gions, to build their nests and rear their
offspring : their constitutions being fit-
ted for cold climates, they choose the
north side of the promontory: at the
breeding season these enormous masses
of rock seem altogether animated, and
desperate are the contests which occur,
as it is common for one bird, who has
no nest of her own, to attempt to dis-
possess another who has. At the re-
port of a gun, says the eloquent author
of the History of Scarborough,
fC the
feathered tribes are instantly in motion,
the eye is almost dazzled with the wav-
ing of innumerable wings, brightened
by the rays of the sun, and the ear is
stunned with the clamour of a thousand
discordant notes.’* Dr. Goldsmith,
however, compares this assemblage of
hawks, gulls, guillimotes, kittywakes,
puffins, and cormorants, as they sit
upon the ledges of the rocks, one above
another, with their white breasts for-
ward, to the appearance of an apothe-
cary’s shop ; which is no very sublime
idea; but whether the spectator be dis-
posed to be grave or gay, the scene
affords a very agreeable entertainment.
The western boundary of the parish of
Flamborough is formed by that remark-
able ditch or ravine, called the Dane’s
Dyke, of great depth, and affording two
lines of defence; it is supposed to have
been the work of that people, and that
it was their intention to insulate this
promontory, and thus render it im-
pregnable whilst they waited here for
reinforcements from their own coun-
try. On the extreme point of the
promontory, a light-house, with re-
volving points, was erected in 1806,
and has proved of eminent utility.

Flanshaw, W. R. (8) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Wakefield,
wapentake of Agbrigg,
1ยง mile W. from

Fla sby, W. R. (4) a township with
Winterburn, in the parish of Gargrave,
wapentake of Staincliffe,
6 miles N. W.
from Skipton; inhabitants, 134; Fiasby
Hall is the seat of Mrs. Preston.

Flawith, N. R. (5) a township in
the parish of Alne, wapentake of Bul-
5 miles E. from Boroughbridge ;
inhabitants, 94.

Flaxby, W. R, (5) a township in


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