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Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"EAST ARDSLEY, a parish in the lower division of the wapentake of AGBRIGG, West riding of the county of YORK, 3 miles N.N.W. from Wakefield, containing 832 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of York, endowed with 10 per annum private benefaction, and 200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Earl, of Cardigan. The neighbourhood abounds with coal, and some of the mines have been worked upwards of a century. Here is a small endowed free school."

[Transcribed by Mel Lockie from
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835]

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