Elmer, with Crakehill

ELMER, with Crakehill, a township, in the parish of Topcliffe, union of Thirsk, wapentake of Birdforth, N. riding of York, 7 miles (N. by E.) from Boroughbridge; containing 93 inhabitants, of whom 56 are in Elmer. It is situated on the north side of the river Swale, and east of the road from Boroughbridge to Topcliffe; and comprises by computation 969 acres of land, of which about 300 are in Elmer: 62 are waste or common. The tithes have been commuted for £25. 8. payable to the vicar, and £147 to the Dean and Chapter of York.

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

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