Appleton-Roebuck and Nun-Appleton

APPLETON-ROEBUCK and Nun-Appleton, a township, in the parish of Bolton-Percy, W. division of Ainsty wapentake, W. riding of York, 7½ miles (S. S. W.) from York; containing 564 inhabitants. This place comprises by computation 2800 acres, chiefly the property of the Milner family, whose splendid mansion, Nun-Appleton Hall, stands in an extensive and finely wooded park, near the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Wharfe: the house was built by Thomas, Lord Fairfax, on the site of a Cistercian priory for nuns, founded by Alice de St. Quintin at the commencement of the thirteenth century. The village is situated in the vale of a rivulet. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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