This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 Excerpt: ...a half of their own. There was the site of a mill, a church, and a priest. The wood-pasture of the township was two miles long and half a-mile broad. In King Edward the Confessor's time the manor was worth £8, but it sank during the Conquest to fifty shillings. However, the Thane still held large territorial sway. To this manor belongs the soke in Monachestone, one carucate; Togelston, three carucates; Ocelestorp, one carucate; and in Nineton Kyme, one carucate to be taxed, together six carucates. To the ' Monacheton'--monks-town, above mentioned, we may remark that the memory of its existence still mingles with the sanctity which so early marks the profound Christianity of the vale of Wharfe. If any further evidence of the little Christian kingdom of Elmet were needed, the establishment of places of divine worship would satisfy the demand. The prebend of Hramham in York Cathedral was one of the earliest foundations. Archbishop Thurstan, who died in 1140, annexed it to the priory of Nostel, the prior being the prebendary. This conspicuous influence of Bramham must be allowed to assert itself in dealing with the Monacheton, which fell to his fee at the place called ' Hedlai.' In later days, when good Queen Anne reigned, and sporting England took to horse-racing, Bramham Moor became famous as a racecourse. On Tuesday, 22nd September, 1702, a gold cup, value one hundred guineas, given by Her Majesty, was run for upon the Bramham Moor Course, by six-year-old horses, gentlemen to ride twelve stone weight. Six years afterwards a florid announcement states:--"Her Majesty's 'Golden Cup' will be run for upon Bramham Moor, on Thursday, 29th July, 1708, by any horse, mare, or gelding, six years old, carrying twelve stone weight, three heats, gentlemen or gro...
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