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commands extensive prospects; the wa-
ter of the sulphur wells at Low Har-
rogate possesses, indisputably, very
powerful qualities, and has been found
highly efficacious in scorbutic and scro-
fulous diseases; it is used also by way
of bath or fomentation. Its taste is nau-
seous, resembling a composition of gun-
powder and rotten eggs. The season
at Harrogate begins in May and ends
in October; the various accommoda-
tions and recreations common at the
most fashionable watering places, are
found here in great abundance, such as
a race ground, assembly rooms, pro-
menade room, lodging houses, theatre,
hotels, billiard tables, libraries, and
chapels: a saline chalybeate water, re-
sembling that of Cheltenham, was dis-
covered at High Harrogate, in 1819,
whicb is daily growing into repute. The
resort of company to Harrogate during
the season is very numerous, and con-
sists frequently of persons of the highest

Harrogate, Low, W. R. (5) a
hamlet in the township and parish of
Pannal, wapentake of Claro, 5 miles
S.W. from Knaresborough. Its sul-
phur wells are noticed in the preceding

Harrop, Far and Near, W. R. (4)
two hamlets in the township of Bowland
Forest, parish of Slaidburn, wapentake
of Staincliffe,
6 miles W. from Gisburn.

Harswell, E. R. (6) a parish and
township in the division of Holme
Beacon, 5 miles W. from Market
Weighton; inhabitants, 78; a rec-
tory, value 4/.; patron, Sir Thomas
Slingsby, Bart.

Hartforth, N.R. (1) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Gilling, wa-
pentake of Gilling West, 4 miles N.
from Richmond. Here is a grammar-
school, founded by Sir Thomas Whar-
on , in 1670, for thirty poor scholars.
Hartforth Hall is the seat of S. Cra-
dock, Esq.

Harthill, W. R. (8) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Strafforth
and Tickhill, 9 miles S. E. from Ro-
therham ; inhabitants, 650 ; a rectory,
value 18/. 115.10ยง</.; patron the Duke
of Leeds.

Harthill, E. R. (5,6) a wapen-
take in the East Riding, separated into
the four divisions of Bainton, Holme,
Hunsley, and Wilton Beacons, each of
which may be considered as a separate
wapentake. Harthill is bounded on the
north by Buckrose and Dickering, on
the west by the river Derwent, on the
south byHowdenshire and the Humber,
and on the east by Holderness: the
Wolds are chiefly situated in this wapen-
take, which contains 5 market towns,
111 townships, 5 9 of which are parishes,
7654 houses, and 42,001 inhabitants.

Hartshead, W. R. (7) a township
with Clifton, in the parish of Dewsbury,
wapentake of Morley, 5 miles N. from
Huddersfield; inhabitants, 2007; a
ehapelry to Dewsbury. The situation
of this place commands an extensive
view of the vale of Calder. The cha-
pel is of the date of the twelfth cen-
tury ; parts of the fabric have been re-
newed, but the principal door-way yet
remains, and bears some similitude to
that of the ancient church of Addle. In
this township is Kirklees Hall, the seat
of Sir George Armitage, Bart., situated
at a small distance from the site of a
convent of Benedictine Nuns, founded
in the reign of Heiiry II., a fragment of
which, with two tombs, only remains.
Kirklees is famous as the place of se-
pulture of the renowned Robin Hood,
who, according to tradition, applying to
be let blood, was, by the treachery of
the prioress, suffered to bleed to death :1
the spot pointed out as his grave, is be-
yond the precinct of the nunnery: an
inscription preserved by Dr. Gale, is
obviously of a later date than this out-
law’s death, which occurred in 1247, but
an ancient grave-stone, marked with a


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