Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Tadcaster

Tadcaster, market town and par. with ry. sta., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Wharfe, 14 miles SE. of Harrogate and 9 miles SW. of York, 4080 ac., pop. 2965; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Wednesday. The par. contains the townships of East Tadcaster and West Tadcaster - East Tadcaster, 580 ac., pop. 869; West Tadcaster, 1497 ac., pop. 1660. Tadcaster occupies the site of the Roman Calcaria, and has yielded many Roman coins; it had anciently a castle, out of the ruins of which the handsome bridge over the Wharfe was built; it figures in history in connection with the battle of Towton (1461), and with several affairs which occurred during the Civil War. The trade is unimportant.

(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "market town and parish with railway station"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Tadcaster CP/AP       Yorkshire AncC
Place: Tadcaster

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