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Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"WHENBY, a parish in the wapentake of Bulmer, North Riding county York, 7 miles E. of Easingwold, 2 S.E. of Bransby, and 5 from the Flaxton station on the York and Scarborough railway. About two-thirds of the land are arable, and the remainder meadow and pasture. The soil is a strong loam, alternated with clay. The parish includes the hamlet of Foulrice. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of York, value 120. The church is dedicated to St. Martin. There is a parochial school. The local charities produce about 1 per annum. W. Garforth, Esq., is lord of the manor and sole landowner."

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

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