Foggathorpe

FOGGATHORPE, a township, in the parish of Bubwith, union of Howden, Holme-Beacon division of the wapentake of Harthill, E. riding of York, 6½ miles (N.) from Howden; containing 96 inhabitants. This place, which in Domesday book is called Fulcathorpe, was given by the Conqueror to his standard-bearer: it comprises by computation about 1250 acres. An ancient moated mansion, belonging to the Ackroyd family, was taken down in 1743. 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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