New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 125
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The parish contains the townships of
Airyholme, Cotton, Fryton, Scaekle-
ton, South Holme, and Wath. Entire
population, 1115.

How Brook, W. R. (8) a small
hamlet in the township of Wortley, pa-
rish of Tankersley, wapentake of Stain-
6 miles S. from Barnsley.

Howden, E. R. (8) a parish, town-
ship, and market town, in the wapen-
take of Howdenshire,
10 miles N.E.
from Snaith, 20 S.S.E. from York, 180
from London; inhabitants, 2080; a
perpetual curacy; patron, the King;
market, Saturday ; fairs, second Tues-
day in January, second Tuesday after
July 11, October 2, and six preceding
days for horses, and which is the great-
est horse fair in the kingdom. This
town is of considerable antiquity, but
contains nothing remarkable, except
its fine church, rnd the remains of the
ancient palace of the Bishops of Dur-
ham, now converted into a farm-house;
the courts of the bishop, to whom the
manor yet belongs, are held in a large
building, called the Moot Hall, in the
market-place : the church, which was
formerly collegiate, is partly in ruins,
the roof of the chancel or choir, at
the east end, having fallen in, in 1696 :
these ruins possess great beauty and
interest: the date of the church is the
thirteenth century, hut the square tower
was heightened by Bishop Skirlaw, in
1390, and is a very noble object. The
chapter-house, now dilapidated, was re-
markable for its symmetry and deli-
cacy. Howden is situated in a flat
ceuntry, about half a mile from the
river Ouse; it gave birth to John de
Hoveden, an ancient monkish histo-
rian, chaplain to Henry II. Here is the
seat of
R. A. Worsop, Esq. The pa-
rish contains the numerous townships
of Asselby, Barmby on the Marsh,
Belby, Cotness, Kilpin, Knedlington,
Laxton, Metham, Saltmarsh, Skelton,
Thorpe, and Yokefleet. Entire popu-
lation, 4443.

Howden Dyke, E. R. (8) a ham-
let in the preceding parish and town-
ship. Here is a ferry over the Ouse.

Howdenshire, E. R. (5,6,8, 9)
a wapentake in the East Riding, bound-
ed on the north by Holme Beacon, on
the west by the river Derwent, on the
south by the Ouse, and on the east by
Hunsley Beacon. It contains one mar-
ket town, 26 townships, 5 of which are
parishes, 1459 houses, and 7805 in-

Howe, N. R. (2) a township in the
parish of Pickhill, wapentake of Halli-
keld, 5 n^iles S. W. from Thirsk; in-
habitants, 32.

Howe, N. R. (5) a hamlet in the
township and parish of Old Malton,
wapentake of Rydale,
2 miles N. from

Howe Hill, N. R. (2). See Newby.

Howgill, W.R. (1) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Sedbergh,
wapentake of Ewcross, 2 miles N. W.
from Sedbergh, to which place it is a
ehapelry. Here is a small endowed
grammar school, and also Hole Hill,
the seat of Anthony Wilkinson, Esq.

Howgill, W. R. (4) a hamlet in
the township of Rimington, parish of
Gisburn, wapentake of Staincliffe,
miles S. from Gisburn.

Howgill, W. R. (4) a hamlet in
the township of Barden, parish of Skip-
ton, wapentake of Staincliffe, 7 miles
N. E. from Skipton.

Howgrave, N.R. (5) a township
with Sutton, in the parish of Kirkling-
ton, wapentake of Hallikeld,
6 miles N.
from Ripon; inhabitants, 122 ; a farm
forming part of this township is in the
parish of Pickhill, and another farm in
the parish of Ripon.

Howlands, N.R. (1) a small ham-
let in the township and parish of Mar-
rick, wapentake of Gilling West, 3
miles N. E. from Reeth.

Howley Hall, W. R. (8). See

Howlsike, N. R. (2) a hamlet in


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