Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Towton

Towton, township, Saxton par., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 2½ miles S. of Tadcaster, 885 ac., pop. 93; Towton Hall is the property of the Hawkes; the battle of Towton, between the Lancastrians and the Yorkists, was fought March 1461.


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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "township"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Saxton AP/CP       Towton Tn/CP       Yorkshire AncC
Place: Towton

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