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The Ancient Parish of BRAYTON

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"BRAYTON, a parish-town, in the wapentake of Barkston-Ash, liberty of Pontefract; 1 mile S. of Selby, 7 from Snaith, 11 from Pontefract, 16 from York. Pop. 253. The Church (see Churches for photograph) is a vicarage, dedicated to St. Wilfrid, in the deanry of the Ainsty, value, ~7. 14s. 4d. Patron, the Hon. E. Petre."


"BARLOW, in the parish of Brayton; wapentake of Barkston-Ash, liberty of Pontefract; 3 miles SE. of Selby, 5 from Snaith, 13 from Pontefract. Pop. 175."


"BURN, in the parish of Brayton, wapentake of Barkston-Ash; 3 miles S. of Selby, 7 from Snaith, 8 from Pontefract. Pop. 238."


"BURTON HALL, a single house in the township of Gateforth, and parish of Brayton; 3 miles S. of Selby."


"GATEFORTH, in the parish of Brayton, wapentake of Barkston-Ash; 5 miles SW. of Selby, 6 from Ferrybridge, 8 from Pontefract. Pop. 192."


"HAMBLETON, in the parish of Brayton, wapentake of Barkston Ash; (Hambleton House, the seat of Samuel Smith, Esq.) 3 miles SW. of Selby, 7 from Ferrybridge, 9 from Pontefract. Pop. 488."


"LUND, a hamlet in the township of Gateforth, and parish of Brayton; 4 miles SW. of Selby."


"THORPE WILLOUGHBY, in the parish of Brayton, wapentake of Barkston-Ash, liberty of Pontefract; 2 miles WSW. of Selby, 9 from Ferrybridge, 11 from Pontefract. Pop. 144."

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson 2007]

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