Grewelthorpe, or Gravelthorpe

GREWELTHORPE, or Gravelthorpe, a township, in the parish of Kirkby-Malzeard, Lower division of the wapentake of Claro, W. riding of York, 6¼ miles (N. W. by W.) from Ripon; containing 582 inhabitants. The township comprises 3820 acres, of which 823 are waste land or common; the surface is strikingly varied. The village is beautifully situated in the valley of the river Ure; and about a mile distant is Hack Fall, a sequestered and romantic spot, where the Ure, obstructed in its rapid course by two deep rocky dingles richly wooded, forms a succession of cascades, of which the largest falls from a height of forty feet; the grounds are ornamented with grottos, artificial ruins, temples, and pavilions, and attract numerous visiters from Harrogate and other places. Tithe rent-charges have been awarded, of which £46. 18. 8. are payable to the vicar, and £150. 19. to Trinity College, Cambridge. A separate incumbency has been founded here.

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

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