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of two other churches. Hedon was
almost entirely burnt down in 1656, a
distressing calamity at the time, but
which has rendered the present town
more commodious; the old haven hav-
ing been choaked up, a new cut has
been made, and the trade of Hedon is
progressively increasing.

Heeley, W. R. (8) a hamlet in the
township of Nether Hallam, parish of
Sheffield, wapentake of Strafforth and
Tickhill, 2 miles S. from Sheffield.

Heights, W. R. (7) a hamlet in
the township of Lintliwaite, parish of
Almondbury, wapentake of Agbrigg,
3§ miles S. W. from Huddersfield.

Heights, W. R. (7) a hamlet in
the township of Barkisland, parish of
Halifax, wapentake of Morley,
6§ miles
S.W. from Halifax.

Heights Chapel, W.R. (7) a ham-
let in the township of Quick, parish of
Rochdale, Lancashire, wapentake of
1 mile N. from Delph. Here
is a chapel of ease to Rochdale.

Helbeck Lunds, N. R, (1) a ham-
let in the township of High Abbotside,
parish of Aysgarth, wapentake of Hang
6 miles N.W. from Hawes; a
ehapelry to Aygsgarth : in this hamlet
a brook, called Helgillbeck, divides
tbe county from Westmqreland.

Hellaby, W. R. (8) a township
with Stainton, in the parish of Stain-
ton, wapentake of Strafforth and Tick-
hill, 5 miles E. from Rotherham; in-
habitants, 218.

Hellifield, W. R. (4) a town-
ship in the parish of Long Preston, wa-
pentake of Staincliffe,
6f miles S.E.
from Settle ; inhabitants, 279. Helli-
field Peel, the seat of James Hamerton,
Esq., is a curious castellated building
of the age of Henry VI. erected by
Lawrence Hamerton; it still remains a
square, compact, and lofty structure,
modernized by the present owner.

Helmsley Blackmoor, N. R. (2)
a parish, township, and market town,
In the wapentake of Rydale,
6 miles

W. from Kirkby Moorside, 23 N. from
York, 222 from London; inhabitants,
1520; a vicarage, value 11/.
85. 6§t/.;
pation, Lord Feversham. Market, Sa-
turday ; fairs, May 19, July 16, Oct. 1
and 2, Nov, 5 and
6. Helmsley is a small
town situated on the east side of the
Hambledon Hills, near the river Rye;
here was a castle built, according to
Camden, by Robert de Roos, before
the reign of Edward I., which appears
to have been defensible in tbe civil wars
of Charles I.; its remains are a lofty
tower with a gateway, surrounded with
a double moat. Helmsley,once “ proud
Buckingham’s delight,” became the
property of tbe duke of that name,
stabbed by Felton, from his marriage
with the heiress of tbe Earl of Rut-
land ; it was sold by his dissipated son,
to Sir Charles Duncombe, ancestor of
the present proprietor, Lord Fever-
sham. The parish is fertile in the val-
lies and very extensive, being sixteen
miles from north to south. It contains
six townships, Bilsdale, Haram, Las-
kill, Pockley, Rivaulx (in which is
Duncombe Park), and Sproxton. En-
tire population, 3458.

Helmsley Gate, N. R. (5) a pa-
rish and township in the wapentake of
6 miles N. E. from York ; in-
habitants, 229 ; a vicarage, value 2/.;
patron, the prebendary of Osbaldwick
in York cathedral.

Helmsley, Upper, N. R. (5) a
parish and township in the wapentake of
Bulmer, 7miles N. E. from York; inha-
bitants, 63; a rectory, value 4/. 195.
patron, the King.

Helperby, N. R. (5) a township
in the parish of Brafferton, wapentake
of Bulmer, 5 miles N. E. from Borough-
bridge; inhabitants, 611.

Helperthorpe, E. R. (6) a pa-
rish and township in the wapentake of
Buckrose, 9 miles N. W. from Drif-
field ; inhabitants, 157; a vicarage,
value 4/. 195.
7d.., patron, the Dean and
Chapter of York.


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