GENUKI Home page    Yarm Parish<br>main page Yarm
main page

Geographical and Historical information from the year 1750.

"YARM, (given as "YARUM") a parish in the North Riding of Yorkshire, 6 m. from Gisborough, 176 cm. 212 mm. from London, has a fine stone-bridge over the Tees, which not far off receives the r. Levan. It had formerly 2 mons. and though a small T. it is a corp. bigger and better built than Darlington, and carries on a pretty trade to London by water, for lead, corn, and butter. It has a Mt. on Th. Fairs on Holy-Th. and Oct. 8. In the civil wars this T. had a garrison for the Pt. which Sir William Cavendish, afterwards D. of Newcastle, dislodged."

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

This page is copyright. Do not copy any part of this page or website other than for personal use or as given in the conditions of use.
Web-page generated by "DB2html" data-base extraction software ©Colin Hinson 2016