Driffield, Little

DRIFFIELD, LITTLE, a chapelry, in the parish and union of Great Driffield, Bainton-Beacon division of the wapentake of Harthill, E. riding of York, 1 mile (W.) from Great Driffield; containing 154 inhabitants. It is on the Malton road, and comprises by computation 400 acres. Fairs are held on Easter-Monday, Whit-Monday, Aug. 26th, and Sept. 19th, for horses, cattle, and sheep. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to that of Great Driffield, and valued in the king's books at £5. 3. 4. The chapel, dedicated to St. Peter, was taken down and rebuilt in 1807: the ancient structure was celebrated as the burial-place of Alchfrid, a brother of Alfred, King of Northumbria, who died in 705, and to whose memory an inscription is still preserved against the south wall of the chancel.

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

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