November 22, 2017

Little Flaxton?

My father-in-law, Denys Cussins recently showed me this interesting old map of Ryedale from the early 1600s in which it would appear that Claxton used to be called (shock, horror!), Flaxton Little…..
Some of the other place names are interesting, too.

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ps. whatever you do don’t mention this to the folk from Flaxton – they may get ‘Big’ Headed.