Chevett

CHEVETT, a township, in the parish of Royston, wapentake of Staincross, W. riding of York, 4¼ miles (S. S. E.) from Wakefield; containing 52 inhabitants. This place is of considerable antiquity, and styled in Domesday book Cevet; in the early part of the 14th century there was a chapel. The township comprises about 850 acres. The mansion here was built in the reign of Henry VIII., and is an irregular edifice having several interior courts; the south front was added by the Neviles, who put the whole into repair. The Midland railway is carried over a viaduct of thirteen arches, each 21 feet in span, near Sandal, and afterwards under a tunnel 700 yards in length, 22 feet wide, and 26 feet high, in the formation of which, five shafts of 9 feet diameter were sunk: the total expense of the work was calculated at about £35,000.

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

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