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Aerial View

Church, Rectory & School identified in ink. St. Paul’s Church, marked in the bottom left corner, in the centre is what was the Church School.


Tinted view of the village Smithy, one of the men seen here was Sam Nunwick.

Boggart House, (Keepers Cottage) Spring Wood.

Boggart House, (Keepers Cottage) and supposedly haunted. A ‘Boggart’ or ‘Boggard’ is a ghost or poltergeist often found outdoors and taking…

Bridle Path

A bridle path through Esholt woods.

Calverley, Sir Walter, Portrait – c1600s

Sir Walter Calverley, was the son of Walter Calverley (1st) and Frances Thompson of Esholt Hall.

Cathcart, Alan & Cecilia – 1862

Two of the 11 children born to Elizabeth Mary, Countess Cathcart and Alan Frederick, 3rd Earl Cathcart.

Chapel Lane and Church Lane

View along Chapel Lane to the junction with Main Street.

Clapper Bridge

The name “Clapper” is derived from the Latin claperius, meaning a pile of stones, this type of bridge was simply constructed by laying slabs of stone on piers or piles of stones for support.

Clothes Bill – 1789

A long bill itemising goods bought from Margraves Milliners, of Petergate, York.

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Whilst collecting the information for the website interesting pictures and content came to light and rather than ignore those  which are not in Aireborough, we have included these here.