1) A reinforcement of the river bank, made with wooden piles, a weir wall.
1546 the yerly charges for the reparynge of water bankes xxxs iijd, Riccall
1664 repaire his water bankes ... and make the same sufficient to turne the water, Rishworth
1716 Ripa vel moles adjung., Thurgoland Beck
1717-8 the wear or waterbank near Gargrave is very ruinous ... both above and below the bridge.