to Grinton. Muker is an irregularly
built, and not very agreeable, town, si-
tuated on the south bank of the Swale;
it has a small market on Wednesday,
. established by custom; and an annual
fair the Wednesday before Old Christ-
mas day. The township is ten miles
in length, and comprises the upper part
of Swale Dale; about two miles above
the village the Swale falls over some
rugged rocks, into a very secluded dell,
forming the beautiful cascade of Keas-
don Foree, which cOnsists of two falls,
the lower of which claims most atten-
tion ; near them is the vast detached
hill, called Keasdon Mountain.
Mulgrave Casti.e, N. R. (5). See
Mulwith, W. R. (5) a township
with Newby, in the parish of Ripon,
wapentake of Claro, 3 miles W. from
Boroughbridge; inhabitants, 52.
Munthroyd, W. R. (8) a hamlet
in the township and parish of South
Kirkby, wapentake of Osgoldcross, 8
miles S. from Pontefract.
Murton, N. R. (5) a township in
the parish of Osbaldwick, wapentake of
Bulmer, 3 miles E. from York ; a cha-
pelry to Osbaldwick. Murton Hall is
the seat of Barnard Smith, Esq.
Museoates, N. R. (5) a township
in the parish of Kirkdale, wapentake
of Rydale, 8 miles N, W. from Malton;
Musley Bank, N.R. (5) a hamlet
in the township and parish of Malton,
wapentake of Rydale, 2 miles S. W.
Muston, E. R. (6) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Dicker-
ing, 2 miles N. from Hunmanby; in-
habitants, 350; a vicarage, value 6l.
10^.; patron, H. B. Osbaldeston, Esq.
Muston was formerly a chapelry to
Myrtle Grove, W. R. (4). See
Mytholm, W. R. (7) a hamlet in
the township of Stansfield, parish of
Halifax, wapentake of Morley, 8 miles
W. from Halifax.
Mytholm Royd Bridge, W. R.
(7) a hamlet in the township of Midg-
ley, parish of Halifax, wapentake of
Morley, 6 miles W. from Halifax.
Myton, N. R. (5) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Bulmer,
3 miles E. from Boroughbridge; in-
habitants, 185 ; a vicarage, value 6l.;
patron, the Archbishop of York. My-
ton Hall is the seat of Martin Stapylton,
Esq., whose ancestors appear to have
settled here in the reign of Charles I.
The village is situated near the Swale,
across which there is a ferry. In the
unfortunate reign of Edward II., 1319,
the Scots, under the command of Ran-
dolph, Earl of Murray, entering Eng-
land, laid waste the country with fire
and sword, and continuing their depre-
dations, advanced to the walls of York;
after burning the suburbs they returned
homewards: William de Melton, Arch-
bishop of York, immediately raised an
army, composed of clergymen, monks,
canons, husbandmen, and artificers, to
the number of 10,000 men ; with this
undisciplined band the Archbishop over-
took the Scots at Myton, when a battle
ensuing, the Yorkshiremen were de-
feated, and upwards of 2000 of them
slain: such a number of ecclesiastics
was left in the field, that the contest
was for a long time after called the
White Battle. On this occasion Mr.
Hargrove, with singular felicity has ap-
plied the following passage—1 Macca-
bees, chap. v. ver. 67, At this time
certain priests, desirous to shew their
valour, were slaiu in battle, for they
went out to fight unadvisedly.
Nab Hill, W. R. (7) a hamlet in
the township of Dalton, parish of Kirk-
heaton, wapentake of Agbrigg, 2 miles
N. E. from Huddersfield.
Naburn, E. R. (5) a township in
the parishes of Acaster Malbis and St.