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Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"STRENSALL, a parish in the wapentake of Bulmer, and within the liberty of St. Peter's, North Riding county York, 5½ miles N.E. of York, its post town. It is a station on the North-Eastern railway. The village is situated on the Scarborough railway and the river Foss. The soil consists of sand and vegetable mould. The living is a vicarage* with the curacy of Haxby annexed, in the diocese of York, value 250, in the patronage of the archbishop. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, was rebuilt in 1802. The parochial charities produce about 50 per annum. There are National schools for both sexes, also a Church Sunday-school. The Wesleyans have a chapel. Leonard Thompson, Esq., is lord of the manor."

"TOWTHORPE, a township partly in the parish of Strensall, liberty of St. Peter, and partly in that of Huntingdon, wapentake of Bulmer, North Riding county York, 5 miles N.E. of York, on the Scarborough railway and the river Foss."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson 2003

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