Leavening

LEAVENING, a township, in the parish of Acklam, union of Malton, wapentake of Buckrose, E. riding of York, 6ΒΌ miles (S.) from Malton; containing 434 inhabitants. It comprises about 1180 acres of land, broken into abrupt and occasionally picturesque undulations: the village, which is considerable, is situated upon a pleasant acclivity at the western foot of the Wolds. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment in 1804. There are places of worship for Primitive Methodists and Wesleyans.

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

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