Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for TOWTON

TOWTON, a township in Saxton parish, W. R. Yorkshire; 2½ miles S of Tadcaster. Acres, 1,360. Real property, £1,167. Pop., 101. Houses, 24. A very sanguinary battle, between the Lancastrians and the Yorkists, was fought here on 29 March, 1461.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

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

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