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The Ancient Parish of WESTOW

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"WESTOW, a parish in the wapentake of Buckrose; 6 miles S. of Malton. the parish church (see Churches for photograph) is in the patronage of the Archbishop of York, and the Rev. Robert Aflieck is the vicar. There is here also a Methodist chapel and a school, in which the interest of £50. left by Mrs. Sagars, serves to educate three children. Population 423."

"EDDLETHORPE, in the parish of Westow, and wapentake of Buckrose; 2 miles ENE. of Westow, 4 miles S. of Malton. Pop. 62."

"FIRBY, in the parish of Westow, and wapentake of Buckrose; (the seat of the Rev. Thomas Harrison,); 1 mile NW. of Westow, 6 miles SSW. of Malton. Pop. 44."

"MENETHORPE, in the parish of Westow, and wapentake of Buckrose; 1¾ miles NNE. of Westow, 3 miles S. of Malton. Pop. 131."

[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]


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