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BRANDESBURTON: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

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"BRANDESBURTON, a parish in the northern division of the wapentake of HOLDERNESS, East riding of the county of YORK, comprising the townships of Brandsburton and Moor-Town, and containing 591. inhabitants, of which number, 562 are in the township of Brandsburton, 8 miles N.E. from Beverley. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of the East riding, and diocese of York, rated in the king's books at £24. 13. 4., and in the patronage of the Master and Fellows of St. John's College, Cambridge. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is principally in the later style of English architecture. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. This is a thriving village: fairs are held on May 14th, and every alternate Wednesday throughout the year. Petty sessions take place every Thursday at the Cross Keys Inn. The sum of £24 is annually paid to a schoolmaster for teaching seventeen children. In 1601, the manor was assigned in trust to the lord mayor and aldermen of London, by Lady Dacres, for the benefit of Emanuel Hospital, Westminster, founded for old maids and bachelors."


"MOOR TOWN, a township in the parish of BRANDESBURTON, northern division of the wapentake of HOLDERNESS, East riding of the county of YORK, 10 miles N.E. from Beverley, containing 29 inhabitants."

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