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Myton upon Swale, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Myton-upon-Swale, a village, a township, and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire, on the river Swale, at its confluence with the Ure, 3 miles from Brafferton station on the N.E.R. There is a post office under York; money order and telegraph office, Helperby. Acreage of township, 1672; population, 185. The property belongs to the Stapylton family, who are lords of the manor, and reside at Myton Hall. A battle between the Scots under Thomas Randolph, Earl of Moray, and the English under William de Melton, Archbishop of York, Bishop of Ely, and Lord Mayor of York, the latter being killed, was fought here in 1319; resulted in the discomfiture of the English, with a loss of over 2000 men-some accounts say 4000; 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; net value, £118 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop of York. The church was rebuilt in 1886; is in the Decorated style; and consists of chancel, nave, an embattled western tower, and has two very fine stained glass windows. There is a stud farm here, for breeding race and nag horses, the property of the lord of the manor.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Ecclesiastical parishMyton-upon-Swale St. Mary 
Poor Law unionEasingwould 

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Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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