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Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"EGTON, a parish in the eastern division of the liberty of LANGBAURGH, North riding of the county of YORK, 6 miles W.S.W. from Whitby, containing 1037 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Cleveland, and diocese of York, endowed with 200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Archbishop of York. The church, dedicated to St. Hilda, which is situated about hah0 a mile from the town, was consecrated by the Bishop of Damascus, in 1349. There is a Roman Catholic chapel; and a Sunday school is supported by contributions. Egton received a charter for a market and four annual fairs from William III. 5 the former is now only held from the Tuesday before Palm-Sunday to Midsummer, weekly, and on the Tuesday before old Michaelmas for cattle; the fairs are on the Tuesday before February 15th, Tuesday before -May llth, September 4th, and Tuesday before November 22nd, for horned cattle, boots, and shoes. There is a fine spring, called Cold Keld well, much resorted to for strengthening weakly children."

[Transcribed by Mel Lockie from
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835]

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