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BLYTHE: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1750.

"BLYTHE, a parish in the W.R. of Yorkshire."


"BAWTRY, (given as "BAUTRE") in the parish of Blythe, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, 147 m. from London, near the r. Idle, 8 or 10 m. from its fall into the Trent, and partly in Nottinghamshire, noted for a trade in mill-stones, and being a great thoroughfare in the post-road to Scotland. It is well furnished with Inns. The r. brings hithur from Derbyshire, not only mill and grindstones, but lead, and iron ware from Sheffield, which are conveyed hence to Stockwith, Burton, Hull, &c. it being the centre of all exportation from the riding, wherein it is situate. Mt. W. and S. Fair 4 days in Whitsun-Week, procured of K. John by Robert de Vipont, Ld. of the manor, for a present of four palfreys; and another Nov. 11. Here was once a mon."

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