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STOKESLEY: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1750.

"STOKESLEY, a parish in the North Riding of Yorkshire, a few miles E. of Yarum, 179 cm. 217 mm. from London, near the source of the Tees, in a fruitful tract, called Allertonshire, watered by the r. Wisk, is a corp. of one well-built street, half a m. long, with a very good Mt. on S. and a Beast-Fair July 7, noted for the greatest in England, which was granted by a charter of Hen. III. The manor was a long time in the Eure family, till Ralph Ld. Eure died without issue, in 1707. In K. Stephen's R. David K. of Scotland was here defeated by Tunstal, Abp. of York, then the K's lieutenant in those parts, in that bloody battle, called the Battle of the Standard, which, it seems, never used to be erected, but when the Km. was in imminent danger."

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