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Myton on Swale  North Riding

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Myton on Swale like this:

MYTON-UPON-SWALE, a parish, with a small village, in Easingwold district, N. R. Yorkshire; on the river Swale, at its confluence with the Ure, 3¼ miles E of Boroughbridge r. station. Post-town, Boroughbridge, under York. Acres, 1, 480. Real property, £5, 325. Pop. in 1851, 214; in 1861, 155. ...


Houses, 33. The property belongs to S. Stapylton, Esq. Myton Hall is Mr. S. 's seat. A battle between the Scots, under Thomas Randolph, Earl of Moray, and the English, under William de Melton, Archbishop of York, was fought here in 1319; resulted in the discomfiture of the English, with a loss of more than 2,000 men, some accounts say4,000; and obtained the name of the " White Battle, "in consequence of a large number of priests falling in it. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £150.* Patron, the Archbishop of York. The church is ancient but good; is supposed to have been built ofstone from the ruins of Isurium; and has a tower and some good stained glass. There are an endowed school with £15 a year, and charities £3.

Myton on Swale through time

Myton on Swale is now part of Hambleton district. Click here for graphs and data of how Hambleton has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Myton on Swale itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Myton on Swale, in Hambleton and North Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/13757

Date accessed: 26th April 2018


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