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AYSGARTH: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1750.

"AYSGARTH, a parish in the N.R. of Yorkshire."


"ASKRIGG, in the parish of Aysgarth, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, near the r. Youre and Swaldale forest, and 175 m. from London has a Mt. on Tu."


"BAINBRIDGE, (given as "BAINT-BRIG") in the parish of Aysgarth, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, where the r. Ure receives the Baint, near Swalesdale-forest; has some remains of a Roman-garrison, on the hill called Burgh, where a statue of the Emp. Aurelius Commocus was dug up not very long ago; and it had once a chantry."


"NAPPAY, in the parish of Aysgarth, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, by the Ure near Ascrig, the seat of the Metcalfs; so numerous a family of gentry, that, it is said, Sir Christopher, the then chief of them, being high sheriff in the R. of Q. Mary, was attended with 300 horsemen of the family and name, and all in the same habit, to receive the judges, and conduct them to Yorkshire, This gentleman stocked the r. here with crayfish from the S. parts of England."

[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
Stephen Whatley's England's Gazetteer, 1750]


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