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SELBY: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1750.

"SELBY, a parish in the West Riding of Yorkshire, 6 m. from Sherborn, 141 cm. 172 mm. from London, is a small, but populous trading T. on the Ouse, which brings up large vessels to it; so that here are several merchants. This being the birth-place of Hen. I. his father, Will. the Conq. built an abbey here; whose abbats sate in Pt. In 1690 part of its old beautiful Ch. with half of the steeple fell down suddenly; but it is since rebuilt. One Mr. Rayner left 100 l. not many years ago, for teaching the children here. Its Mt. is M. Fairs June 11 and Sept, 29."

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