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Askrigg, North Yorkshire
county:-   North Yorkshire
locality type:-   buildings
1Km square:-   SD9491
10Km square:-   SD99

evidence:-   old text:- Brathwaite 1638
placename:-  Askrig
source data:-   Poem, Drunken Barbaby's Four Journeys to the North of England, by Richard Brathwaite, 1638, published 1716-1818 at least.
image BBY1p103, button  goto source
Page 103:-  "..."
"Thence to Askrig, Market noted,"
"But no handsomeness about it;"
"Neither Magistrate nor Mayor"
"Ever were elected there:"
"Here poor People live by Knitting,"
"To their Trading, breeding fitting."

evidence:-   old map:- Simpson 1746 map (Wmd) 
placename:-  Aserig
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Westmorland, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, printed by R Walker, Fleet Lane, London, 1746.
item:-  Dove Cottage : 2007.38.59
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