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an additional church, in the pointed
style of architecture, called Christ
Church, was consecrated in 1822; it is a
handsome structure, composed of brick
and Roche Abbey Stone.

Scurf Hall, W. R. (8) a hamlet
in the township of Newland, parish
of Drax, wapentake of Barkston Ash,
3ยง miles N. E. from Snaith.

Seacroft, W. R. (5) a township in
the parish of Whitchurch, wapentake
of Skyrack, 4 miles N. E. from Leeds ;
inhabitants, 886. Near this place, in
the year 655, a battle was fought be-
tween Oswy, king of Northumbria, and
Penda, the ferocious and turbulent king
of Mercia, in which the latter was slain;
and here, in 1643, an engagement took
place between Sir Thomas Fairfax, with
his round-heads, and Lord Goring, with
a body of the king’s horse, in which vic-
tory declared for the royalists.

Seal Houses, N. R. (1) a hamlet
in the township and parish of Arken-
garthdale, wapentake of Gilling West,
5 miles N. W. from Reeth.

Seamer, N. R. (2) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Langba-
rugh, 2 miles N. W. from Stokesley;
inhabitants, 226 ; a perpetual curacy;
patron, Robert Greenhill, Esq.

Seamer, N. R. (3) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Picker-
ing Lythe, 4 miles S. from Scarbo-
rough ; inhabitants, 596 ; a vicarage,
value 18/.
6s. 5%d.; patron, W. J. De-
nison, Esq.; fair, July 15. This vil-
lage is remarkable for an insurrection,
which took place in the reign of Edward
VI. 1549, under the pretence of restor-
ing the ancient religion, and abolishing
all ranks in society; the instigators
collecting a rabble of
3000 persons,
murdered several of their neighbours; a
sudden stop however was put to their
proceedings by the King’s offer of par-
don to the deluded multitude, which the
greater number had the wisdom to ac-
cept, but the leaders soon after were
apprehended and deservedly executed.

The parish of Seamer contains the
townships of East Ayton and Irton.
Entire population, 1034.

Seamer Water, N. R. (1). See

Seaton, E. R. (6) a township with
Wassand, in the parish of Sigglesthorne,
wapentake of Holderness, 2 miles W.
from Hornsea; inhabitants, 301.

Seaton Ross, E. R. (5) a parish
and township in the division of Holme
Beacon, 5 miles S. from Pocklington ;
inhabitants, 477 ; a perpetual curacy ;
patron, W. C. Maxwell, Esq.

Sedbergh, W. R. (1) a parish,
township, and market town, in the wa-
pentake of Ewcross, 5 miles N. from
Dent, 77 W. N.W, from York, 264
from London; inhabitants, 2022; a vi-
carage, value 12/. 8s.; patron, Trinity
College, Cambridge; market,Wednes-
day ; fairs, March 20, and October 29.
Sedbergh is pleasantly situated in a se-
cluded vale, among bleak and rugged
mountains, and contains two cotton
manufactories: the township is divided
into four parts, called Frostraw with
Soolhank, Marthwaite, Cautley with
Dowbiggin, and Howgill with Bland ;
it contains nothing of particular inter-
est, but its richly endowed grammar
school, founded by Dr. Lupton, pro-
vost of Eton, in the reign of Edward
III.; there are three fellowships and
eight scholarships at St. John’s Col-
lege, Cambridge, for students from this
school, and this is one of the schools
which is entitled to send a candidate
for Lady Elizabeth Hastings’s exhi-
bitions. Ingmire Hall, near Sed-
bergh, is the seat of John Upton, Esq,
The parish contains the townships of
Dent and Garsdale. Entire popula-
tion, 4483.

Sedbury, N. R. (2) a hamlet in the
township and parish of Gilling, wapen-
take of Gilling West, 6 miles N. W.
from Catterick. Sedbury Hall is a seat
of the Rev. J. Gilpin.

Sedbusk, N. R. (1) a hamlet in


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