Uckerby

UCKERBY, a township, in the parish of Catterick, union of Richmond, wapentake of Gilling-East, N. riding of York, 3½ miles (N. by E.) from Catterick; containing 40 inhabitants. It comprises 740 acres, the property of the Earl of Tyrconnel, who is lord of the manor. St. Cuthbert's well here, is supposed to derive its name from a monastery dedicated to St. Cuthbert, of which no traces remain; the water is said to be useful in the cure of cutaneous diseases and of rheumatism. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £59, and the vicarial for £30. 10.

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

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