Battersby

Battersby is a township of the parish of Ingleby Greenhow. It’s recorded as ‘Badresbi‘ in the Domesday Survey with eight households being noted as liable for tax in 1301.1North York Moors HER No: 2071..

The pond in the foreground is the obvious visible evidence of tile and brick works which is indicated on the 1853 Ordnance Survey map2Maps.nls.uk. (2022). View map: Yorkshire 29 (includes: Easby; Great Ayton; Ingleby Greenhow; Kildale; Little Ay… – Ordnance Survey Six-inch England and Wales, 1842-1952. [online] Available at: https://maps.nls.uk/view/102344245#zoom=7&lat=1674&lon=6942&layers=BT [Accessed 3 Apr. 2022].3North York Moors HER No: 9937..

Battersby was once the home of Major John (Jack) Fairfax-Blakeborough, a prodigious writer of the Yorkshire dialect and traditions, its legends and folklore. He rented the 16th-century Old Hall in Battersby. He developed a particular passion for horses, becoming a trainer of racehorses and assistant manager of several racecourses in Yorkshire, Northumberland and Scotland. He received the OBE in 19754Mead, Harry. “A Prospect of the North York Moors”. Pages 70-75. The Hutton Press Ltd., 2000. ISBN 1 902709 10 1..

In the distance stands Easby Moor with its monument to Capt. James Cook.

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    North York Moors HER No: 2071.
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    Maps.nls.uk. (2022). View map: Yorkshire 29 (includes: Easby; Great Ayton; Ingleby Greenhow; Kildale; Little Ay… – Ordnance Survey Six-inch England and Wales, 1842-1952. [online] Available at: https://maps.nls.uk/view/102344245#zoom=7&lat=1674&lon=6942&layers=BT [Accessed 3 Apr. 2022].
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    North York Moors HER No: 9937.
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    Mead, Harry. “A Prospect of the North York Moors”. Pages 70-75. The Hutton Press Ltd., 2000. ISBN 1 902709 10 1.

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