Dalby (St. Mary)

DALBY (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Easingwould, wapentake of Bulmer, N. riding of York, 3 miles (S. E.) from Bransby, and 15 (N.) from York; containing 155 inhabitants. The parish comprises 1156a. 2r. 37p., of which about 581 acres are arable, 525 meadow and pasture, and 50 wood. The land is undulated, in most parts very high, and the soil, though of various qualities, is in general good; the scenery in many situations is beautiful, embracing extensive views over York, towards Pontefract. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £5. 1. 0½., and in the patronage of Wm. Gray, Jun., Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £261, and the glebe comprises 4½ acres. The church, a very ancient edifice, contains a large and curious font.

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

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