LAUGHTON EN LE MORTHEN: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1750.
"LAUGHTON EN LE MORTHEN, a parish in the West Riding of Yorkshire, near Rock-Abbey, has a Ch. whose tower and spire, for their delicacy and just proportion, are not excelled by any Gothic piece of the kind. It stands on a high hill, like that at Harrow in Middlesex. The height of the steeple to the weather-cock is 195 feet, and it is seen from many places 40, 50, and 60 m. The Duke of Leeds, whose seat is at Kiveton, 3 m. off, has cut a vista through the woods in his park, to take this steeple into his view."
[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
Stephen Whatley's England's Gazetteer, 1750]