Duffield, North

DUFFIELD, NORTH, a township, in the parish of Skipwith, union of Selby, wapentake of Ouse and Derwent, E. riding of York, 5½ miles (N. E.) from Selby; containing 350 inhabitants. It is situated to the west of the river Derwent, and comprises 3275 acres of land, all inclosed. The village, which is small and scattered, is on the road from Selby to Market-Weighton. The tithes were commuted for land, at the time of the inclosure, about 40 years since. There are places of worship for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists. On the banks of the Derwent may be traced the mound and ditches of Duffield Castle, the seat of Lord Hussey, who was executed for joining in Aske's "Pilgrimage of Grace," in the reign of Henry VIII.

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

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