Dringhouses

DRINGHOUSES, a chapelry, partly in the parish of the Holy Trinity, Micklegate, partly in that of Acomb, but chiefly in the parish of St. Mary-BishopsHill-Senior, E. division of Ainsty wapentake, W. riding of York, 1½ mile (S. W.) from York, on the road to Tadcaster; containing 156 inhabitants. This chapelry comprises 576 acres, of which two-thirds are meadow and pasture, and one-third arable: the surface is elevated, and the air bracing and salubrious; there are charming views of the city and cathedral of York, and of the celebrated race-course. Here are several hotels, with excellent stables for the race-horses, and every accommodation for persons attending the races. The York and North-Midland railway passes to the right of the place after leaving Hob Moor. The living is a donative; patron, the Rev. E. T. Leigh: the tithes have been commuted for £137. The chapel belongs to the Barlows, of Middlethorpe, to which family are several monuments. 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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