I am researching the history of the village & its associated families & would be
pleased to hear from anyone who has ancestors who lived in the village. In particular
I am researching the HEAD & SHAW families. The study is as yet in its infancy.
Extract from Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72):
GAYLES, a township in Kirkby-Ravensworth parish, N. R. Yorkshire; 5 miles NW by N
of Richmond. Acres, 2, 467. Real property, £2, 160. Pop., 197. Houses, 45.