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    Acaster Malbis
    Acastra / tre: Robert Malet.
    On the River Ouse.

    Acaster Selby
    Acastra / Alia Acastra / Altera Acastre: King's land; Count Alan; Robert Malet; Ulric from Erneis de Buron; Landric from the king; William de Percy.
    Acaster Hall, formerly the manor house.

    Ackton
    Aitone / Attone: William from Ilbert de Lacy.

    Ackworth
    Aceuurde: Hunfrid from Ilbert de Lacy. Church, mill.
    Now divided into High, Low, and Ackworth Moor Top. Church with a 15th century tower; medieval village cross. Georgian house, now a Quaker school.

    Acomb
    Ac(h)um / Acun: Archbishop of York and St. Peter's Church from him; Ulchel from the king.
    Suburb of York.

    Addingham
    Edi(d)ham / Odingeham / -hen: King's land.
    Church with a late Saxon cross.

    Addlethorpe
    A(r)dulfestorp / Arduluestorp: King's land; Gospatric.

    Adel
    Adele: Count of Mortain and Richard from him.
    On the outskirts of Leeds; Roman camp; medieval village site. Norman church with many fine carvings of exceptional detail.

    Adlingfleet
    Adelingesfluet: Geoffrey de La Guerche; church. Mill.
    Church with a picturesque, essentially 13th century interior; manor farm.

    Adwick-le-Street
    Adeuui(n)c: Count of Mortain; Nigel Fossard from him; Roger de Bully and Fulk from him.
    Moated site nearby.

    Adwick-upon-Dearne
    Adeuuic / Hadeuuic: Roger de Bully. Mill.
    Watermill.

    Airton
    Airtone: Roger le Poitevin.
    Pleasant green; manor house, now an inn.

    Aismunderby
    Asmundrebi: Archbishop of York; Bernulf from William de Percy.
    Site of a medieval village.

    Aldborough
    Burc / Burg: King's land, formerly King Edward.
    Georgian manor house with Roman pavements beneath. Nearby is the site of Isurium, a once important Roman city. A prosperous Domesday village, Aldborough, was the 'old borough'.

    Aldfield
    Aldefeld / felt: King's land; Archbishop of York; Gospatric.

    Allerton (in Bradford)
    Alreton / tune: Ilbert de Lacy.
    Suburb of Bradford; 17th century farmhouses; Georgian hall.

    Allerton Bywater
    Alretun(e): Ilbert de Lacy.
    On the River Aire.

    Allerton Mauleverer
    Aluertone / Alureton(a) / -tone: King's land; Gospatric; Ulchil, the pre-Conquest holder, from the king.
    Home of Lord Mowbray, descendant of the Earl of Northumberland, one of the Conqueror's henchmen. The Mauleverer family were landowners since the 12th century.

    Almondbury
    Almaneberie: Leusin from Ilbert de Lacy.
    Large; outside Huddersfield; Castle Hill, an Iron Age camp.

    Alwoodley
    Aluuoldelei: King's land. Outer Leeds suburb.
    17th century hall.

    Anley
    Anele / Anlei(e): King's land; Roger de Poitevin.

    Appleton Roebuck
    Apeltone / Apelton(e): Osbern d'Arcis.
    Thomas, Lord Fairfax, the Parliamentary general, retired to Nun Appleton Hall where he entertained Andrew Marvell, who wrote of the place in several poems.

    Appletreewick
    Apletreuuic: Dolfin from the king.
    Monk's Hall was probably a medieval monastic grange.

    Arkendale
    Archedene / Arghendene: King's land; Gamel from Erneis de Buron.

    Arksey
    Archesei(a): Roger de Bully.
    Oasis in a coal-mining area; 17th century almhouses and grammar school.

    Armley
    Ermelai: Ilbert de Lacy.
    Suburb of Leeds, also known as West Armley.

    Armthorpe
    Einuluestorp / Ernulfestorp: Ernuin the priest from the king.
    Large; industrial.

    Arncliffe
    Arneclif: Roger de Poitevin.
    Victorian house on the site of the manor house; Celtic field system.

    Arnford
    Erneforde: Roger le Poitevin.
    Arnford Farmhouse, 1690-1700.

    Arthington
    Ardinton / Hardinctone: Richard de Surdeval from Count of Mortain.
    The nunnery of 1585 was probably built on a 12th century site.

    Askam Bryan
    Asc(h)am: Count Alan.

    Askham Richard
    Asc(h)am: Osbern d'Ancis, formerly Ulf the Deacon.

    Askwith
    Ascuid: Berengar de Tosny; William de Percy; Gospatric.
    In Wharfedale.

    Aston
    Estone: Count of Mortain and Richard de Surdeval from him. Church.
    Large; among coal-pits; 12th century church.

    Attercliffe
    Atecliue: Roger de Bully; Countess Judith.
    Suburb of Sheffield.

    Auckley
    Alceslei / Alchelie / Alcheslei: Nigel Fossard from Count of Mortain.

    Aughton
    Actone / Hac(s)tone: Count of Mortain and Richard de Surdeval from him; William de Warenne.
    Coal-mining adjoining Aston.

    Austerfield
    Oustrefeld: Nigel Fossard from Count of Mortain.
    Birthplace of William Bradford (1590-1657), who sailed in the Mayflower and became governor of Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Austhorpe
    Ossetorp: Ilbert de Lacy.
    On the outskirts of Leeds. Hall begun in 1694.

    Austonley
    Alstaneslei(e): King's land.
    Large; part of Holmfirth.

    Austwick
    Ousteuuic: King's land.
    Manor house at nearby Wharfe.

    Azerley
    Aserla / As(s)erle / Haserlai: Gospatric; Orm from the king.
    Secluded; medieval village site.

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    Badsworth
    Badesuu(o)rde: Ilbert de Lacy. Church (with Rogerthorpe and Upton).
    Norman church.

    Baildon
    Beldone / dun(e): Archbishop of York; Erneis de Buron. Church.
    Industrial suburb.

    Balby
    Balle(s)bi: Nigel from Count of Mortain; Roger de Bully.
    Outer suburb of Doncaster.

    Bank Newton
    Neutone / tune: Berengar de Tosny.
    17th century Newton Hall.

    Bardsey
    Berdesei / Bereleseie: King's land.
    Church with Saxon tower; Norman castle mound. Birthplace of Restoration dramatist William Congreve (1690-1729).

    Barge Ford
    Bogeuurde: Roger le Poitevin, formerly Earl Tosti.
    In Newton-in-Craven.

    Barkston
    Barchestun: Ilbert de Lacy.
    Large fishpond.

    Barlow
    Berlai: Ralph Pagnell. Church (with Drax, Little Airmyn and Camblesforth).
    Hall, recently enlarged.

    Barnbrough
    Barneburg / Berneborc / -burg: Roger de Bully; William de Warenne. Mill.
    The hall was the seat of the Cresacres, one of whom was said to have been killed by a wild cat in the church porch.

    Barnby (in Cawthorne)
    Barnebi: King's land; Ilbert de Lacy.
    Barnby Hall.

    Barnby Dun
    Barnebi: Count of Mortain; Roger de Bully; Malger from William de Percy. 3 waste fisheries, church.
    On the River Don; also called Barnby-on-the-Don; 14th century church.

    Barnoldswick (in Burton in Lonsdale)
    Bernulfesuuic: King's land.
    Also known as Barlawick.

    Barnoldswick (near Gisburn)
    Bernulfesuuic: Roger le Poitevin, formerly Berengar de Tosny.
    Cotton-manufacturing town that grew from a village in the 19th century. Roman road nearby.

    Barnsley
    Berneslai: Ilbert de Lacy.
    Town. In the 18th century linen-weaving, flax-spinning, wire-drawing and coal-mining were the chief industries.

    Barrowby
    Berghebi: William de Percy; Erneis de Buron.
    Barrowby Grange.

    Barugh
    Berg: Gemeber, the pre-Conquest holder, from Ilbert de Lacy.
    Now Barugh Green, a dormitory for Barnsley.

    Barwick-in-Elmet
    Bereuuit(h): Ilbert de Lacy. 3 mills, 3 churches.
    Dormitory for Leeds; church with a Saxon cross; impressive motte and bailey site.

    Bashall
    Baschelf: Roger le Poitevin.
    Also known as Bashall Town; Georgian hall.

    Batley
    Bateleia / Bathelie: Ilbert de Lacy. Church.
    Woollen town with a 14th century church.

    Battersby
    Badresbi:
    Lost.

    Beal
    Begale: Ilbert de Lacy and a certain thane from him.
    On the River Aire.

    Beamsley
    Bedmeslei(a) / Bemeslai / Bomeslai: King's land; Gilbert de Tison; Erneis de Buron.
    Stone cottages; Hall.

    Beckwith
    Becui: Gilbert de Tison.
    Isolated.

    Beeston
    Bestone: Ilbert de Lacy.
    Suburb of Leeds.

    Bentham
    Benetain: King's land.
    Now 2 villages, High and Lower Bentham.

    Bentley
    Benedleia / Benelei / Beneslaie / -lei: Count of Mortain; Roger de Bully.
    Town, a coal-mining centre; moated sites.

    Bewerley
    Beurelie: Erneis de Buron.
    Old hall c.1600.

    Bickerton
    Bic(h)retone: Gospatric.

    Bierley
    Birle: Ilbert de Lacy.
    Suburb of Bradford.

    Bilbrough
    Mileburg: Christ's Church from Richard son of Erfast.

    Bilham
    Bilam / Bilan / Bil(e)ham: Count of Mortain, and Richard de Surdeval from him; Roger de Bully; William de Warenne.
    Bilham House Farm; ponds of a medieval village nearby.

    Billingley
    Bilingelei(a) / lie / Bingelie: Roger de Bully; Arton, the pre-Conquest holder, from the king.

    Bilton (in Harrogate)
    Biletone / Billeton(e): Gilbert de Tison; Archil, thre pre-Conquest holder, from the king.
    Suburb of Harrogate; church with 3 Saxon carved stones.

    Bilton (near Wetherby)
    Biletone: Osbern d'Arcis.
    Church with Saxon sculpture; manor farm.

    Bingley
    Bingelei / Bingheleia: Erneis de Buron.
    Small town with an ancient market cross and Georgian market hall. Church with an early Norman font and fragments of a Saxon cross; Bronze Age round barrows.

    Birkby
    Bretebi: King's land.
    Suburb of Huddersfield.

    Birkin
    Berchi(n)ge / Berchine: Gamel from Ilbert de Lacy. Mill.
    On Old Eye stream.

    Birstwith
    Beristade: King's land; Gospatric.
    Hall.

    Bishop Monkton
    Monucheton(e): Archbishop of York.

    Bishop Thornton
    Torentone / tune: Archbishop of York.

    Bishopthorpe
    Badetrop(es): King's land and Landri from the king; Archbishop of York.
    Dormitory for York. Capel built by Archbishop Grey to serve the manor house he bought in 1241; little of the house survives.

    Bolton
    Bodeltone: Ilbert de Lacy.
    Suburb of Bradford; medieval village site at Bolton Woods.

    Bolton Abbey
    Bodeltone: King's land.
    Bolton Priory is a magnificent ruin. Founded in 1154 by Alicia de Romilly, Bolton Hall incorporates 14th century Priory Gatehouse.

    Bolton by Bowland
    Bodeltone: William de Percy.
    Pretty; 2 greens; 17th century houses.

    Bolton Percy
    Badetone / Bode(l)tone / -tune: Rozelin from William de Percy. Church.
    Church, consecrated in 1424.

    Bolton upon Dearne
    Bode(l)tone: Roger de Bully; Picot from William de Percy. Mill, church.
    Small colliery town with a late Norman church.

    Bordley
    Borelaie: Roger le Poitevin.
    Isolated in moorland; Bordley Hall.

    Bowling
    Bollinc: Ilbert de Lacy.
    District of Bradford; 14th century Bolling Hall, remodelled in Jacobean times and now the local history museum.

    Bracewell
    Braisuelle: Roger le Poitevin.
    Hall, Henry V's refuge after the Battle of Hexham in 1464.

    Bradford
    Bradeford: Ilbert de Lacy.
    City. Its wealth derives from wool-sorting and weaving in the Middle Ages; later, from the cotton and silk industry; more recently, from engineering. The church, mainly 15th century with Saxon sculpture, was designated a cathedral in 1919.

    Bradley (in Huddersfield)
    Bradeleia / lie: Chetel from Ilbert de Lacy.
    Large; industrial; Neolithic long barrow on nearby Black Hill.

    Bradley
    Bradelei: King's land.
    Now 2 villages, High Bradley with its Old Hall dated 1672, and Low Bradley.

    Braithwell
    Bradeuuelle: William de Warenne; Malger from William de Percy. Church.
    Norman church; partially medieval Moat Hall.

    Bramham
    Brameham / Bra(m)ham: Count of Mortain and Nigel Fossard from him. Mill, church.
    Large, recently expanded; Church, part Norman, part 13th century; Georgian Bramham Park and gardens.

    Bramhope
    Bra(m)hop: Ulchil, the pre-Conquest holder, from Gilbert de Tison.
    Dormitory of Leeds; Old Bramhope hamlet nearby.

    Bramley (in Grewelthorpe)
    Brameleia / lie: Gospatric.
    Now 2 hamlets, High and Low Bramley; lonely, on moorland.

    Bramley (in Leeds)
    Bramelei(a): Ilbert de Lacy; William de Warenne.
    District of Leeds.

    Bramley (near Rotherham)
    Bramelei: William de Warenne.
    Residential, outside Rotherham.

    Brampton
    Bierlow / Brantone: Artor the priest, the pre-Conquest holder, from the king.
    Large; industrial.

    Brampton-en-le-Morthen
    Brantone: Richard de Surdeval from Count of Mortain.
    In a mining district.

    Branton (in Cantley)
    Brantone: Geoffrey Alselin. Church.
    Grange.

    Branton Green
    Brantona / Brantun(e): King's land; Erneis de Buron; Gospatric and Turbern, the pre-Conquest holders, from the king.
    Near Great Ouseburn.

    Brayton
    Bretone / Brettan: Ilbert de Lacy. Church.
    Norman church with 14th century additions.

    Brearton
    B(r)aretone: King's land.
    Secluded.

    Bridge Hewick
    Hadeuuic: Archbishop of York.

    Brierley
    Breselai / lie: Elric from Ilbert de Lacy.
    Mining; manor house with medieval fabric.

    Brimham
    Birnebeham: Gilbert de Tison; Erneis de Buron; Gospatric.
    Brimham Hall incorporates the remains of an early Tudor chapel built for Abbot Huby of Fountains Abbey.

    Brinsworth
    Brinesford: Roger de Bully; Rozelin from William de Percy.
    Houses, near Rotherham.

    Brodsworth
    Brochesuuorde / Brodesuu(o)rde: Count of Mortain and Nigel Fossard from him; Roger de Bully. Church.
    Unspoiled; Norman church; hall, 1850.

    Broughton
    Broctune: Berengar de Tosny; Roger le Poitevin.
    In the parkland of an Elizabethan hall.

    Burden
    Burg(h)edurun: Count of Mortain and Richard de Surdeval from him.
    Burden Head Farm.

    Burghwallis
    Burg: William from Ilbert de Lacy.
    In the ancient Barnsdale Forest, haunt of the legendary Robin Hood. Norman church; rare rood screen.

    Burley in Wharfedale
    Burgelei / Burghelai: Archbishop of York. Church.
    Large; semi-industrial.

    Burnsall
    Brin(e)shale: Osbern d'Arcis; Hardulf, the pre-Conquest holder, from the king.
    Attractive, church with a possibly 11th century font and fragments of Saxon sculpture.

    Burton (in Gateforth)
    Burtone / tun: Ilbert de Lacy.
    Burton Hall.

    Burton in Lonsdale
    Borctune: King's land.
    Silk and wool weaving. Behind the green is the mound of the Mowbrays' Castle.

    Burton Leonard
    Burton(e): King's land.

    The Domesday Book, 1086

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