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MYTON UPON SWALE:
Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"MYTON UPON SWALE, a parish in the wapentake of BULMER, North riding of the county of YORK, 3 miles E. from Boroughbridge, containing 185 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Cleveland, and diocese of York, rated in the king's books at 6, endowed with 200 private benefaction, and 300 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Archbishop of York. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. There is a ferry over the Swale at this place. A battle was fought here, in 1319, between the Scots and about ten thousand undisciplined Yorkshiremen, headed by Melton, Archbishop of York, amongst whom was a great number of priests, in which the latter were defeated with immense slaughter."

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


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