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Help and advice for In 1822, the following places were in the Parish of Drax:

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In 1822, the following places were in the Parish of Drax:


"BAXTER HALL, a single house in the township of Long Drax, and parish of Drax; 5 miles from Snaith."


"BOTANY BAY INN, a public house in the township of Camblesforth, and parish of Drax; 1½ mile from Selby, 6½ from Snaith."


"BROCKHOLES, a single house in the township and parish of Drax; 4 miles from Snaith, 7 from Selby and 4 miles NE. of Snaith."


"CAMBLESFORTH, in the parish of Drax, wapentake of Barkston-Ash; (Camblesforth Hall, the seat of Sir Charles Blois, Bart.) 3¾ miles N. of Snaith, 4¼ from Selby, 14 from Pontefract. Pop. 257."


"CHESTER COURT, (the seat of Samuel Wilks Waud, Esq.) in the township of Camblesforth, and parish of Drax; 4 miles S. of Selby and Snaith, 10 from Pontefract."


"DRAX ABBEY, in the parish of Drax, 5 miles from Snaith."


"DRAX HALES, a farm-house in the township and parish of Drax; 3 miles from Snaith, 6 from Selby."


"LITTLE AIRMYN, in the township of Newland, and parish of Drax, wapentake of Barkston-Ash; 3¼ miles from Howden, 6¼ from Snaith."


"LONG DRAX, or Langrick, in the parish of Drax, wapentake of Barkston-Ash; 5 miles SE. of Snaith, 8 from Selby, 14½ from Pontefract. Pop. 187.

Philip de Tallevilla had here a Castle strongly fortified, who relying on the courage of his men and store of arms and provisions, held out against King Stephen, but it was quickly taken and reduced by the King. --Gulielm. --Newbrigensis. William Pagnall, in the time of Henry I. at the instance of Thurstan, Archbishop of York, founded a Priory here for canons of the order of St. Austin, and dedicated it to St. Nicholas: valued, at the dissolution, £121. 10s. 3½d. --Speed, £104. 14s. 9d. --Dugdale: Not a vestige of this priory is now to be found, nor was there in Burton's time, without digging; and its site is only known by a farm House in the township, bearing the name of Drax Abbey."


"NEWHAY, a farm-house in the township and parish of Drax, 5 miles from Selby, 7 from Howden and Snaith."


"NEWLAND, in the parish of Drax, wapentake of Barkston Ash; 5 miles NE. of Snaith, 9 from Selby, 16 from Pontefract. Pop. 269."


"NORTH LANE HOUSE, a single house in the township of Long Drax, and parish of Drax; 5 miles from Snaith."


"RUSHOLME, a farm-house in the township of Newland, and parish of Drax; 3 miles from Howden, 6 from Snaith."


"SAIL HILL, a farm-house in the township of Camblesforth, and parish of Drax; 4 miles S. of Selby and 4 from Snaith."


"SCURF HALL, a single house in the township of Newland, and parish of Drax; 5 miles NE. of Snaith, 8 from Selby."


"SUMMERCROFT, a single house in the township of Long Drax, and parish of Drax; 5 miles from Selby."


"WREN HALL, a single house in the township of Long Drax, and parish of Drax; 4 miles from Snaith."

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]