New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 212
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Ruddings, E. R. (5). See Augh-
ton Ruddings.

Rudd Hall, N. R. (2) a small
hamlet in the township of East Apple-
ton, parish of Catterick, wapentake of
Hang East, 2 miles S. from Catterick.

Rudston, E. R. (6) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Dicker-
ing, 5 miles W. from Bridlington ; in-
habitants, 417; a vicarage, value 9/*
6%d.; patron, the Archbishop of
York. In the church-yard is a kind of
pyramidal stone of great height, from
which the village probably takes its
name, rood, in Saxon, meaning the
cross: this obelisk is of the same
form as the Arrows near Borough-
bridge, and of the same quality, mill-
stone grit; it is 29 feet in height, and
has been traced below the ground to the
depth of
12 feet, without reaching its
bottom; no tradition throws the least
light on this remarkable monument.
In this parish is Thorpe Hall, the seat
of Lord Macdonald.

Ruff Holme, W. R. (8) a small
hamlet in the township of Newland,
parish of Drax, wapentake of Barkston
Ash, 4 miles N. E. from Snaith.

RuFFORTH,(5)aparish and township
in the Ainsty, 5 miles W. from York ;
inhabitants, 295 ; a vicarage, value
135. 4c?.; patron, Mrs. Thompson.

Runswick, N. R. (2) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Hinderwell,
wapentake ofLangbarugh,
8 miles N.W.
from Whitby. This is a small fishing
village, situated on the margin of the
sea, which here forms an inlet, called
Runswick Bay; it stands on the decli-
vity of a rock, and strangers are much
amused, when, in winding between the
dwellings, they may on their right side
enter the door of one house, and on
their left look down the chimney of
another; the lower part of the town is
almost choked up with sand.

Rush Park, W. R. (5) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Sherburn,
wapentake of Barkston Ash, 4 miles W.
from Selby.

Rushy Moor, W. R. (8) a hamlet
in the township of Askern, parish of
Campsall, wapentake of Osgoldcross,
6 miles N. from Doncaster.

Ruston, N. R. (3) a hamlet in the
township and parish of Wykeham, wa-
pentake of Pickering Lythe, 7 miles
S. W. from Scarborough.

Ruston Parva, E. R. (6) a parish
and township in the wapentake of Dick-
ering, 4 miles N. E. from Driffield;
inhabitants, 140; a perpetual curacy;
patron, W. T. St. Quintin, Esq.

Ruswarpe, N. R. (5) a township
in the parish of Whitby, wapentake of
Whitby Strand, 2 miles S. W. from
Whitby; inhabitants,
1918; the greater
part of this township adjoins Whitby.
It contains the seat of Miss Pennyman;
also Carr Hall, the seat of Mrs. Holt;
Field House, the seat of C. Richardson,
Esq.; and Sneaton Castle, the seat of
James Wilson, Esq.

Ruswick, N. R. (1) a hamlet in
the township and parish of Fingal, wa-
pentake of Hang West, 4 miles N. E.
from Middleham.

Rydale, N. R. (2, 5) a wapentake
in the North Riding, bounded on the
east by the wapentake of Pickering
Lythe, on the north by Langbarugh,
on the west by Birdforth, and on the
south by Bulmer. It contains three
market towns, 56 townships, 18 of
which are parishes, 3633 houses, and
19,524 inhabitants. A large portion of
this wapentake is moor land, and the
general feature of the country moun-

Rye, N. R. (2) a small river in the
North Riding; it rises among the moors
at Snilesworth, in the parish of Hawnby,
and forming a junction below Bilsdale,
with a stream called the Seth, it visits
Rievaulx, Helmsley, and Butterwick,
where it receives the small river Se-
vern ; it then proceeds to Ryton, where,
after joining the Costa, it fhlls into the
Derwent at Wycomb. The Rye sinks
near Helmsley, and re-appears at a
mile distance.


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