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In the parish of St. Nicholas, Bever-
ley, division of Hunsley Beacon, 1 mile
E. from Beverley. This was origi-
nally a landing place for goods on the
river Hull, but for such a purpose it
is now rendered useless by the prox-
imity of the commodious canal, called
the Beck.

Growmond, N. R. (3) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Egton, wa-
pentake of Langbarugh,
8 miles S. W.
from Whitby. Here is a spacious
farm-house, built from the ruins of
Growmond Abbey, founded in the reign
of King John, as a cell to the foreign
abbey of Gramont in France.

Grunsey Gill, W. R. (4). See
Gisburn Forest.

Guisborough, N. R. (2) a parish,
township, and market town, in the wa-
pentake of Langbarugh,
8 miles N. E.
from Stokesley,
51 N. from York, 245
from London; inhabitants, 1912; a per-
petual curacy ; patron, the Archbishop
of York ; market, Tuesday ; fairs, the
last Tuesdays in March and April, Tues-
day before Whitsuntide, last Tuesday
in June, last Tuesday in July, third
Tuesdays in Aug. and Sept. second
Tuesday in Nov. Here is a grammar
school, and hospital for six poor per-
sons, founded in
1561. This ancient
and pleasant town consists chiefly of
one main street, very broad, and the
houses neatly built; it is situated about
four miles from the mouth of the Tees,
in a narrow, but very fertile, vale.
Here was a monastery of Austin Fri-
ars, founded in the twelfth century, so
extensive and wealthy, that it is said
500 householders of the town had no
land, but lived on the abbey ; only one
superb window remains of this once
stately edifice, which was the common
burial place of the nobility of the neigh-
bourhood. The first alum works in
England were erected here, in the reign
of Queen Elizabeth, by Sir Thomas
Chaloner, who brought the art from
Rome, and tempted the workmen of
the Pope to follow him Jo England : in
vain his Holiness fulminated his ana-
thema against this undertaking, which
destroyed the Italian monopoly of that
article, but which amply repaid the
projectors. The original document of
the Pope, translated, may be found in
Charlton’s History of Whitby; it calls
upon all the hosts of heaven, and pow-
ers of hell, to pursue with their curses
Sir Thomas and his associates, through
every function and occupation of human
life, with a minuteness which is at once
ludicrous and horrible. These alum
works are now discontinued, the neigh-
bourhood of Whitby affording greater
facilities of water carriage. In the
township is Long Hall, the seat of
Robt. Chaloner, Esq. The parish con-
tains the townships of Commondale,
Hutton, Pinchinthorpe, and Tocketts.
Entire population, 2180.

Guiseley, W. R. (4) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Skyrack,
2 miles S. from Otley ; inhabitants,
1213 ; a rectory, value 26/.; patron,
Trinity College, Cambridge. The church
is of great antiquity; a beautiful row of
columns, of the original fabric, yet re-
mains on the south side of the nave.;
they are clustered, but have Saxon ca-
pitals, and sustain circular arches; a
singular combination. The parish con-
tains the townships of Carleton, Esholt,
Horsforth, Rawden, and Yeaden. En-
tire population, 8764.

Gunby, E. R. (5) a township with
Breighton, in the parish of Bubwith,
division of Holme Beacon,
6 miles E.
from Selby; inhabitants, 179. This
village is situated on the river Derwent.

Gunnersett, or Gunnerside,
N. R. (1) a hamlet in the township of
Melbecks, parish of Grinton, wapen-
take of Gilling West,
6 miles W. from
Reeth. This village is pleasantly seated
on the river Swale.

Gunthwaite, W. R. (8) a town-
ship in the parish of Penistone, wapen-
take of Staincross,
2 miles N. from Pe-


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