Borrowby

BORROWBY, a township, in the parish of Lythe, union of Thirsk, E. division of the liberty of Langbaurgh, N. riding of York, 11ΒΌ miles (W. N. W.) from Whitby; containing 81 inhabitants. This place was formerly styled Bergebi, as it appears written in Domesday survey; and was the property of the Mauleys, of Mulgrave, with which barony the estate has descended to the present lord: at the time of the Conqueror's survey it had been laid waste. The township comprises about 650 acres, in the western part of the parish. The village is on the acclivities of a narrow dale, and north of the road between Whitby and Guisborough.

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

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