New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 143
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and here was born Roger Ascliam, of
learned memory, who instructed tKing
Edward VI. and Queen Elizabeth in the
Latin and Greek tongues; his
Ci School-
master” is yet perused with curiosity,
at least, if not with pleasure; his father
was steward to the Scrope family. The
parish is situated between the rivers
Swale and Wiske, a little before their
junction; it contains the townships of
Maunby, Newby Wiske, and New-
sham with Brackenborough. Entire
population, 841.

Kirkdale, N. R. (2) a parish in
the wapentake of Rydale, 2 miles W.
from Kirkby Moorside; a perpetual
curacy; patron, the University of Ox-
ford. There is no village or township
called Kirkdale, but the church is un-
derstood to be in the township of Wel-
burn; it is situated in a sequestered,
but most beautiful and romantic spot,
enveloped with woods, and watered
with a brook; it is remarkable for an
Anglo-Saxon inscription over the south-
ern door, concealed for centuries by a
rude porch; this inscription records
the name of the founder, and the date
of the erection of the church, in the
time of Edward the Confessor, and con-
tains a rude representation of a Saxon
sun-dial; the building itself is small and
mean, but its high antiquity renders
it a great curiosity, though it has se-
veral modern interpolations. Kirkdale
is also remarkable for a cave, in which
were recently discovered numerous fos-
sil remains of the hysena, elephant,
rhinoceros, hippopotamos, deer, ox,
and water-rat, intermixed with teeth:
if these substances are really the re-
mains of such animals, how they came
here has not yet been very happily
conjectured. This parish is ten miles
in length, but very narrow; it contains
the townships of Beadlam, Bransdale,
Muscoates, Nawton (North Holme ex-
tra-parochial), Skiplam, Welburn, and
Wombleton. Entire population, 1398.

*    Kirk Ella, E.R, (6). See Ella Kirk.

Kirk Gill, W. R. (4) a hamlet in
the township of Buckden, parish of
Arnecliffe, wapentake of Staincliffe, 5
miles N. W. from Kettlewell.

Kirkham, E. R. (5) a township,
extra-parochial, in the wapentake of
Buckrose, 6 miles S. W. from Malton;
inhabitants, 7. Here was a priory of
Augustin Friars, founded in 1121, de-
lightfully situated in a vale on the east
bank of the Derwent; the remains consist
of a gateway, a semicircular
doorway, and part of the cloisters. The
township consists of only three houses.

Kirk Hammerton, W.R. (5). See
Hammerton Kirk.

Kirk Heaton, W. R. (7) a parish
and township in the wapentake of Ag-
brigg, 3 miles E. from Huddersfield;
inhabitants, 2186; a rectory, value
25/. 15.?.
9d.; patron, T. R. Beaumont,
Esq. The church of Kirk Heaton was
an ancient dependence on that of Dews-
bury, to which it still pays annually
15.?. 4 d.; and from which it was severed
about the year 1200. In the church-
yard is a gigantic yew tree, supposed to
be of the same date. Heaton Lodge is
the seat of T. Lockwood, Esq. The
parish contains the townships of Dal-
ton, Lepton, and Whitley. Entire po-
pulation, 7968.

Kirkhouse Green, W. R. (8) a
hamlet in the township and parish of
Kirk Bramwith, wapentake of Osgold-
cross, 5 miles W. from Thorne.

Kirk Leatham, N. R. (2) a parish
and township in the wapentake of Lang-
barugh, 4 miles N. from Guisborough;
inhabitants, 686; a vicarage, value
13/. 6s. 8r/.; patron, Henry Vansittart,
Esq., whose seat, Kirk Leatham Hall,
is a modern building, in the Gothic style,
commanding a rich and various pro-
spect; near this mansion stands Tur-
ner’s Hospital, forming three sides of a
square, endowed in 1676, by the muni-
ficent Sir William Turner, lord mayor
of London, for 20 poor persons, and
20 children; in the centre of this build-


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