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JOHN WHITEHEAD & SON, ALFRED STREET, BOAR LANE.
The Council of the Society is not responsible for any statements or opinions expressed in the YORKSHIRE ARCHEOLOGICAL JOURNAL, the Authors of the various Papers being alone responsible for the same.
CONTENTS OF PART
(Being the Second part of Volume XXII.)
ITS ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY
WILLIAM BROWN, F.S.A..
A SUPPOSED ROMAN "CAMP' NEAR
SOME NOTES ON THE LORDS OF COLONEL JOHN PARKER,
HOWDEN CHURCH: SOME NOTES ON
THE INSTITUTION OF THE PREBENDAL
PROCEEDINGS IN 1912
III. Note on a Bronze Object found near Giggleswick
IV. Bridlington Priory Church
V. Yorkshire Peculiar Wills
VI. Stone Circles at Blubberhouses
SPECIMENS FOUND IN THE ANGLIAN CEMETERY AT HOB HILL, NEAR
HERALDIC GLASS FROM INGLEBY ARNCLIFFE AND KIRBY SIGSTON CHURCHES:
Arms of Sigston, in the Aisle Window of Kirby Sigston Church PLAN OF SUPPOSED ROMAN "CAMP" NEAR HARROGATE
HAREWOOD CASTLE, DETAILS AT
BRONZE RING FOUND NEAR GIGGLESWICK
BRIDLINGTON PRIORY: CLOISTER ARCADE (two plates)
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The Vorkshire Parish Register Society.
The Society was formed in 1899 for the purpose of printing the older Registers of the county. The following have been either issued or are in the press :-York (St. Michael-le-Belfrey), Burton Fleming, Horbury, Winestead, Linton-in-Craven, Stokesley, Patrington, Scorborough, Blacktoft, Bingley, Kippax, Brantingham, Hampsthwaite, Wath-on-Dearne, Cherry Burton, Marske, Hartshead, Bolton-by-Bolland, Pickhill, Howden, Grinton, Hackness, Ledsham, Rothwell, Thornhill, Terrington, Gargrave, Allerton Mauleverer, Askham Richard, Otley, York (St. Martin's, Coney Street), Kirklington, Halifax, Settrington, Austerfield, Cowthorpe, York (Holy Trinity, Goodramgate), Thirsk, Danby, Kildwick, Darrington, and Garforth.
Subscription, One Guinea per annum. President: Sir GEORGE J. ARMYTAGE, Bart., F.S.A.; Hon. Treasurer: JOHN AUDUS HIRST, 4, South Parade, Leeds; Hon. Secretaries: FRANCIS COLLINS, M.D., St. Andrews, Lyme Regis, Dorset; G. D. LUMB, F.S. A., 63, Albion Street, Leeds, to whom applications for membership should be sent.
THE Society has lost an old and valued member by the death of Mr. James Norton Dickons, which took place at his residence, Heaton, Bradford, on the oth April, 1912. Mr. Dickons practised as a solicitor many years ago in Bradford, and later down to the time of his death at Halifax, but found relaxation from the cares of a strenuous professional life by indulging his taste for antiquarian pursuits. He was a considerable authority on Roman Yorkshire, and wrote the chapter on that subject in the Memorials of Old Yorkshire, recently issued. He joined the Council of the Yorkshire Archæological Society, 31 January, 1900, and was one of the most regular members attending the meetings, until increasing deafness led him to feel that his services in this capacity would no longer be useful. He had accumulated much about Bradford. In 1898 he published privately a pamphlet on The Roman Road from Manchester to Aldborough; and Bibliotheca Bradfordiensis, 1895, and Kirkgate Chapel, Bradford, 1903, were among his other contributions to the literature of the city's history. At the time of his death, he had collected a large mass of material intended for a new edition of James's History of Bradford—a project which
his heart, and which, had he been spared, would have been the crowning work of his life. Fortunately, this material has come into the hands of the Public Library Committee of that city, and will be indispensable to its future historian. His library, which was remarkable for judicious selection, especially in relation to Yorkshire topography, has been dispersed by auction since his death, subject to the bequests contained in his will, one of which empowered his executors to hand over to the Bradford Free Library such books as they might select, not already in the city's collection. About 500 volumes, in addition to pamphlets (some of great rarity and value), and prints and drawings relating to the county, have thus come to be public property. On the occasion of the formal taking over of the books, &c., the Lord Mayor of Bradford paid a tribute to the memory of Mr. Dickons, and expressed his thanks to the executors, as well as his appreciation of the manner in which they had carried out their trust.
Although Mr. Dickons had all the instincts of the book collector, he was much more than a mere hunter of rarities. His efforts were almost entirely directed to a definite end, namely, the accumulation of material which would further his researches into the history and topography of his native county.
ANOTHER esteemed member lost to the Society by death is Dr. Horsfall, of Bedale, than whom few men in that district were held in such high regard ; and few men, indeed, were so well acquainted with the people of the locality. One of the four sons of the late Henry Horsfall, surgeon, at Masham, he was educated at the Grammar School of that town, and at the Leeds University School of Medicine, where his skill and competence were soon observed by his preceptors. His taste for antiquarian research, and the marked ability which he showed in this field, might have borne more fruit, but for his sense of duty to his medical work; nobody could have worked harder than he did for the welfare of his patients. In a letter written about eight years ago, he says, on this subject : “The worst of it is that such studies are too absorbing, and make one feel that the time so occupied ought to be spent in other work, more directly connected with one's profession.” Dr. Horsfall seldom came to Leeds without contriving a visit to the Society's Library at Park Street, which he found useful for the furtherance of his investigations. He was too busy a man to attend many of the summer excursions, but when the Society visited Well Church and Snape Castle in 1907, he read a most able paper, which was greatly appreciated by the members. The history of Well and of Snape had been with him, indeed, almost a life-long study; and he was engaged during his last illness in finally arranging his manuscript on this subject for publication. This has now been accomplished, in accordance with the wishes expressed by him. Others of his contributions to historical research took the form of papers read to the Bedale Literary Society—one on Snape Castle and its connection with the Latimer family ; one on the Pilgrimage of Grace; and a third, read in 1910, on the Rising in the North.
A memorial brass in Bristol Cathedral to one of Bristol's physicians has an inscription, quoted below, that might well have been applied to the subject of this notice :-"Not more honoured for the eminence that he attained in his profession than beloved for his kindness of heart, for his wise and ready sympathy, and for the piety which inspired his unselfish and devoted life.” Dr. Horsfall was 51 years of age, and leaves a widow and one daughter.
AN ANGLIAN CEMETERY AT HOB HILL, NEAR
BY WILLIAM HORNSBY.
A LITTLE more than one hundred years ago, William Hutton, the Birmingham antiquary, visited Saltburn, which then contained “about sixteen houses situated upon the sea and under a mountain.” “I remarked to the inhabitants," he tells us, “that if they could but keep peace within themselves, they would keep it with all the world, for nobody could come and quarrel with them; nor could a more abstracted spot be found if a man chose to hide himself from men.”
It is interesting to note that Hutton's “abstracted spot " is not without its historical associations, its link with the remote past. About one mile east of Saltburn, at Huntcliff Point, quite near the edge of the cliff, there stood a small Roman camp, a sort of “ Castra Speculatoria,” designed doubtless as a protection to the district against the raids of Teutonic or other invaders. This was "inspected” by Canon Greenwell in the sixties. Within the past two years, at Hob Hill (the word, like so many of the Cleveland place-names, is Danish, and means the hill haunted by an elf or spirit"), an Anglian cemetery has been located. The newly-discovered grave-yard (on the site of which were found numerous flint chips, indicative of earlier occupation) is one mile south-south-west of Saltburn,
a small plateau some 300 feet above the sea level. Like many a spot in Cleveland, Hob Hill was "beautiful for situation.” Away to the north at a distance of a mile and a quarter lay the sea, across which from their vantage ground the spirits of the departed looked for the coming of Woden and his ship.
To-day, at this point, Messrs. Pease & Co. are engaged in surface mining. From time to time, in laying bare the ironstone, the workmen have come across burial deposits at a depth of two to three feet below the present surface. Unfortunately, there is no record of the earlier finds. At the outset much that was valuable was cast aside without concern and without any particular observation. However, up to the close of 1909, during the months of October, November, and December, sixteen