Dunsley, with Newholm

DUNSLEY, with Newholm, a township, in the parish and union of Whitby, liberty of Whitby-Strand, N. riding of York, 3 miles (W.) from Whitby; containing 383 inhabitants. The township is partly the property of the Marquess of Normanby, whose fine seat, Mulgrave Castle, is in the vicinity. On the north of the village is Dunsley bay, styled by Ptolemy Dunus Sinus, which was a landing-place of the Romans, as well as of the Danes, who arrived here in 867 with a numerous army, and planted their standard on Raven Hill. Northward from Dunsley is the hamlet of East Row. A Roman road, now called Wade's Causeway, runs from this place for many miles over the moors to York; it is paved with flints, and has been traced twelve feet wide and three high, with a defaced milliary on it.—See Newholm.

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

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