Harsley, West

HARSLEY, WEST, a township, in the parish of Osmotherley, union of Northallerton, wapentake of Allertonshire, N. riding of York, 5ΒΌ miles (N. E. by E.) from Northallerton; containing 72 inhabitants. It adjoins East Harsley, and comprises 1410 acres of land, the property and manor of the Earl of Harewood: the village is situated about a mile and a half west of the road from Borrowby to Whorlton. The Strangewayes family had a castle here, the remains of which are now incorporated in farm buildings.

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

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