Britannia: or a Geographical description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the Isles and Territories thereto belonging.
THE North-Riding OF YORK SHIRE.
This part is of a large extent, and hath on the East the River which severeth it from the and the with the River (which divides it from the of ) is its Northern limits ; on the West it hath and on the South the And this part is severed into eleven and may not improperly be divided into (which I shall particularly take notice of) a fertie part, which is honoured in giving Title to Baroness of Countess of and and Dutchess of during life. and which lyeth on the Sea-shoar, where it is a black moorish Land, and very Mountainous and Craggy, but advantaged by many pleasant and fertile The chief places in this are
which next to claimeth Priority of all other Cities in a place of great antiquity and fame, having Its rise from the who had it in such great esteem, that their here had his where he ended his days, and had those Funeral Rites solemnized on his Corps, according to their Custom, due to so great a person ; and his body being consumed by the Funeral Fire, his Ashes was put into a Vessel of the Porphyrat-stone, and carryed to and there shrined
|in the Monuments of the And here surnamed bid adue to the world, and in his room his son was here forthwith proclaimed Emperour. Nor did this City thus flourish only under the but also was of great reputation in all succeeding Ages ; and in the several turns and changes that this Kingdom hath met with under the and this City (though a fellow-sufferer with the rest) hath, through the helping hand and countenance of the and still preserved its ancient lustre, and is at this present a fair, large, and beautiful City, adorned with many splendid both publick and private, is very populous, much resorted unto, and well inhabited by and wealthy and numbreth about 30 ( and besides its or a most magnisicent Structure, sirst built by King of the in . and finished by King his Successor, and dedicated to St. but that being destroyed by fire, as also by the that which now standeth upon the coming of the was began to be built by Arch-bishop and by his Successors by degrees brought to what it is at present. The Diocess conteining the Counties of and and for Government hath four of and Amongst its publick of note, these may be taken notice of, The its a curious piece of Architect; the commonly called the and the of held for the neighbouring according to that of This City is no less pleasantly then commodiously seated on the River which severeth it into two parts, but joyned together by a stately susteined by five Arches, one of which is very stately and large, and of these parts, that towards the East is most populous, the standing thicker, and the narrower. It is a place of great strength, being well fortified, and enclosed with a strong on which are many or and hath for entrance four and five It is a City and County within it self, enjoyeth large sendeth to and is not a little honoured in giving Title to the Illustrious Duke of sole Brother to his Majesty K. the Second; is governed by a Lord twelve clad in two 72 6 a and who with a great Mace goeth on the left hand of the Sword, as at and to conclude, its which are on and are very considerable, and well served with and as are its on the week dayes with|
or seated on the River over which it hath a good It is composed of two the one and the other and both conteining three 'tis a place well inhabited, and accommodated with good hath two weekly, on which is of no long standing, and on which is one of the best in all the County for and most Country especially for and as a (which is but meanly built) it giveth its Vote in by two and the Lords of this Mannor have a by prescription every
or the of seated on a small Brook,a pretty good belonging to the of hath a famous old now ruinous, in which they keep their for the hearing of all causes
|between party and party under 40 in the said Honour, which includeth several Villages, which as it were encompasseth it ; so that the adjacent Country is called the of and the of And the is here Kept on which is very well served with and|
scituate on the edge of the and near the River an indifferent and hath a well frequented on for and
seated by the River and a Brook running through it ; an indifferent built of and strengthned with a and hath a good on
a place of great strength as well by Nature as Art, being seated on a steep Rock with such craggy Cliffs, that it is almost on every side inaccessible, and beareth so into the Sea, that it is washed with its Waves on all parts, except on the West, where it yieldeth access by a streight or where it hath a strong On the top of this is a very fair, green, and large Plain, conteining above 60 Acres of ground, and hath a little of Fresh-water springing out of the For its further defence it hath a strong now made use of as a for his and here there was formerly a stately which served as a for Ships, which was demolished in the late unhappy Wars. This is not very large, but well-built and inhabited, 'tis a sendeth to is governed by two and a enjoyeth a good having a commodious and several belonging unto it, which are imployed by them, especially during the Herring-sishing season, which are taken on this Coast in exceeding great plenty: This place is also of note for its famous Spaw; much resorted unto as well by as by the and hath weekly two on which is of good account, and on which is but small.
Near unto is so called from that noted Robber in the Reign of the First; and here is found or
commodiously setted on the River at its influx into the Sea, over which it hath a It is a well-built enjoyeth a considerable (chiesly for and called ) there belonging to it about 100 Sail of and hath a house, and would be more considerable were its finished. Here which is on is very great, and well served with
This place is famous for its St. Abbess of this a woman of so holy life, that Miracles are attributed to have been wrought by her;for according to common tradition,this place was much infected with and upon her fervent Prayers they were all destroyed, and conjured into the Sea; but the truth of this I shall not undertake to maintain, only thus much may be credibly averred, that at this day there are found in the resembling without heads, foulded and wrapped together like a wreath.
Not far from is pleasantly seated within a Park near the Sea; an ancient and beautiful which gives name to the Right Honorable Earl of
On this Coast is seated a small bnt well frequented by Fisher-men. And near unto not far from the Shoar, at a
|low water, water, appeareth Rocks, about which the come in great sholes, and lye sleeping and sunning themselves in fair and warm weather; and according to observation, whilst these fish do thus sleep, there is one of them which continually watcheth as a sentinel, and when any danger approacheth, by flinging themselves into the water, and making a flouncing noise, the others are wakened, and by that means escape: And on this Coast are several other seated, the names of which do appear in the|
delightfully seated on a Flat, and within four of the mouth of the of some note for being the first place in where was made: 'tis a mean to what it was when it had its rich yet is it indifferent good, and hath a on for
Not far from is or highly elevated like a and serveth as a to and near the top of which is a pleasant and a in a And near unto is remarkable for its which cures divers diseases in the body of man by bathing in it.
well watered with fresh streams; a reasonable good and hath a well frequented on for and
seated on the over which it hath a very fine which divides this County from the of the is but mean, and hath a on
In this Track is the Vale of a fertile and pleasant place, wherein are seated 23
seated near the River a large which electeth and hath a great on for and and is a good of
a small which electeth where there was once a most strong hath a little on and is at present of some note for its good
 Kirby-More side.
 Robin Hoods Bay.
 St. Hilda.
 Stones resem bling Serpent without Heads.
 Seal-fish in great plenty.
 Vale of Ridale