New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 291
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fax, wapentake of Morley, 9 miles
S. W. from Halifax.

Wither, W. R. (5) a hamlet in the
township of Armley, parish of Leeds,
wapentake of Morley, 3 miles N. W.
from Leeds.

Withernsea, E.R. (9) a township
in the parish of Hollym, wapentake of
Holderness, 4 miles N. E. from Patring-
' ton; inhabitants, 108. The church of
this village, situated near the ocean,
was once a magnificent structure, but
has long been in ruins; it still serves,
however, as a sea-mark, known as one
of the Sisters, this church, and that of
Owthorn, having been built by two la-
dies so related.

Withernwick, E. R. (6) a pa-
rish and township in the wapentake of
Holderness, 5 miles S. from Hornsea ;
inhabitants, 370 ; a vicarage, value
6/. 7s. Id.', patron, the Prebendary of
Archbishop’s Holme in York Cathedral.

Witton, East, N. R. (I) a parish
and township in the wapentake of Hang
West, 2 miles S. from Middleham; in-
habitants, 747 ;
a vicarage, value 5l.
3s. 6$d
.; patron, the Marquis of Ayles-
bury ; fairs, May 3, Nov. 20 and 23.
In this place is an excellent quarry of
freestone. The church Is a handsome
modern Gothic structure, built by the
late Earl of Aylesbury, 1809. The
township is divided into two parts,
called East Witton parish within, and
East Witton parish without.

Witton, West, N. R. (1) a parish
and township in the wapentake of Hang
West, 4 miles S. W. from Leyburn; in-
habitants, 519 ; a perpetual curacy;
patron, Lord Bolton. The church is
modern, replacing an ancient struc-
ture, probably of the age of Henry I.
A mile to the south of this village is
Pen Hill, a conspicuous feature in Low
Wensley Dale. It had in the time of
Leland, a peel or castle on its summit,
so called from a bastard Latin word,
used by some ancient writers, signi-
fying a fortress, Hellifield Peel, in

Craven, is still remaining, and the
town of Peel, in the Isle of Man, takes
its name from the castle on the sum-
mit of a rock. Pen Hill Chase was
formerly vested in the crown, and it
abounded with red deer.

Wold Cottage, E. R. (6). See

Wold House, E. R. (6) a small
hamlet in the township and parish of
Great Driffield, division of Bainton
3 miles N, from Driffield.

Wold Newton, E. R. (6) a parish
and township in the wapentake of Dick-
ering, 4 miles S. W. from Hunmanby;
inhabitants, 177 ; a perpetual curacy ;
patron, Richard Langley, Esq. Wold
Newton was anciently a ehapelry to
Hunmanby. This place is remarkable
for the eruption of one of those springs,
called the Gipsey (the pronunciation
of the G is hard), which sometimes takes
place in the winter or spring : to form
the Gipsey a copious supply of very
clear arid cold water rushes from the
surface of the ground with considerable
force; it is probably the re-appearance
of a Wold stream from its subterraneous
channel, but it is much augmented by
a continuance of heavy rains.

Wolds, The, E. R. (6) meaning a
place or plain without wood, are a
district, formed by a magnificent as-
semblage of chalky hills, extending
through the centre, nearly from the
northern to the southern extremity of
the East Riding ; their height does not
exceed 600 feet; their ascent on all
sides command a grand and noble pro-
spect ; their extent is supposed to be
about 400,000 acres; the surface is
divided into easy, though extensive,
swells and plains, with many deep in-
tervening vallies; the soil is commonly
a free and rather light loam, with
mixture of chalky gravel. Half a cen-
tury ago wheat was almost unknown in
this district; but such has been the
state of agricultural improvement, that
at the present time no person will eat


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