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BRACEWELL: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"BRACEWELL, a parish in the eastern division of the wapentake of Staincliff and Ewcross, in the West Riding of the county of York, 9 miles to the W. of Skipton, its post town. It is situated in a hilly country, and includes the hamlet of Stock. Limestone is quarried in the neighbourhood. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon, of the value of £123, in the patronage of J. T. Hopwood, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. Bracewell Hall, a mansion built in the reign of Henry VIII., and long in ruins, was the seat of the Tempest family. Near its site are some remains of a more ancient house, built of stone, containing a room called "the King's parlour." It was one of the retreats of Henry VI. There are traces of earthworks in the parish which are attributed to the royalists during the civil war of the 17th century."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
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