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Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"SUTTON ON THE FOREST, a parish in the wapentake of Bulmer, North Riding county York, 8 miles N.W. of York, its post town, and 4 E. of Tollerton railway station. The parish includes the township of Huby, and once formed part of Galtres Forest. Laurence Sterne was once vicar of this parish. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of York, value 390, in the patronage of the archbishop. The church is dedicated to All Saints. The Independents have a chapel. The parochial charities produce about 12 per annum. There are parochial and Sunday schools for both sexes. The principal residence is Sutton Hall. W. C. Harland, Esq., is lord of the manor."

"HUBY, a township in the parish of Sutton-on-the-Forest, wapentake of Bulmer, North Riding county York, 4 miles from Tollerton railway station, and 1 mile W. of Sutton-on-the-Forest. At the end of the village is a Maypole of various colours, where a feast is held on the third Sunday in June. The soil consists chiefly of clay and sand. The Wesleyan Society of Friends and Primitive Methodists have each a place of worship. There is an unconsecrated burial-ground."

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

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