New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 172
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Kirkby Wharf, wapentake of Barkston
Ash, 3 miles S. from Tadcaster.

Milforth, South, W. R. (5) a
township in the parish of Sherburn,
wapentake of Barkston Ash,
8 miles S.
from Tadcaster; inhabitants, 631.

Millbridge, W. R. (8) a hamlet in
the township of Liversedge, parish of
Birstall, wapentake of Morley, 2| miles
N. W. from Dewsbury.

Millington, E.R. (6) a township
in the parish of Great Givendale, divi-
sion of Wilton Beacon,
8 miles N. W.
from Market Weighton; inhabitants,
282; a perpetual curacy ; patron, the
Dean of York.

Mill Shaw, W.R.(5) a hamlet in
the township of Beeston, parish of
Leeds, wapentake of Morley,
2ยง miles
S. from Leeds.

Mill Wood, W. R. (7) a hamlet in
the township of Stansfield, parish of
Halifax, wapentake of Morley, 10 miles
W. from Halifax.

Miln Houses, W.R. (8) a ham-
let in the township of Ecciesall Bier-
low, parish of Sheffield, wapentake of
Strafforth and Tickhill, 3 miles S. from

Milnsbridge, W. R. (7) a hamlet
in the township of Longwood, parish
of Huddersfield, wapentake of Agbrigg,

2 miles S.W. from Huddersfield. Milns-
bridge House is the seat of Joseph Ar-
mitage, Esq.

Milnthorpe, W. R. (8) a hamlet
in the township and parish of Sandal
Magna, wapentake of Agbrigg, 2|
miles S. from Wakefield.

Milthorpe, W. R. (1) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Sedbergh,
wapentake of Ewcross, 1 mile S. from

Milton Furnace, W.R. (8). See
Brampton Bierlow.

Minskip, W. R. (5) a township in
the parish of Aldborough, wapentake of
Claro, If mile S. from Boroughbridge;
inhabitants, 243.

Mirfield, W.R. (8) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Agbrigg,
3 miles W. from Dewsbury; inhabi-
tants, 5041 ; avicarge, value
6l. ls.Oid.;
patron, Sir George Armitage, Bart.
Mirfield is situated on the river Calder,
and till the year 1261, formed a part of
the large Saxon parish of Dewsbury,
when the following occurrence caused
its separation : as the lady of Sir John
Heton was going to mass, early in the
morning of Christmas-day, to the pa-
rish church of Dewsbury, she was
robbed, and two of her attendants mur-
dered : on the same day, as she sat at
dinner, at nine o’clock in the morning,
in Mirfield Hall, two mendicant friars
came to solicit relief, informing her
that they were about to proceed to
Rome, where her husband then resided:
on this intelligence, she wrote to Sir
John Heton, entreating him to make
interest with the Pope, to erect the
chapel of Mirfield into a parochial
church, that the inhabitants might be
no longer exposed to similar danger;
to which request his Holiness obligingly
acceded. At the west end of the
church, is a conical mount, intended
as a means of defence to the manor
house of its Saxon lords ; near which
is an ancient and very picturesque
wooden house, called Castle Hall, built
by Thomas Beaumont, in 1522. An obli-
teration of the second figure gave occa-
sion to a ridiculous assertion, that
was the proper date, and that the house
was a genuine relique of the age of King
Canute. Blake House, in this town-
ship, is the seat of Mrs. Ingham, in
which was born John Hopton, Bishop
of Norwich, chaplain to queen Mary,
of persecuting memory. Mirfield is an
opulent, pleasant, and fertile village,
where the clothing manufacture highly
flourishes. The parish and township
are co-extensive.

Miryshaw, W. R. (4). See

Mitton, W. R. (4) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Staim


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