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FERRY FRYSTON: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"FERRY FRYSTON, a parish in the upper division of the wapentake of OSGOLDCROSS, West riding of the county of YORK, half of a mile W.N.W. from Ferry- Bridge, containing 777 inhabitants. The living is-a discharged vicarage, in the peculiar jurisdiction of the Dean and Chapter of York, rated in the king's books at £5. 19. 2., endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Sub- Chanter and Vicars Choral of the Cathedral Church of York. The church is dedicated to St. Andrew."


"FERRYBRIDGE, a hamlet in the parish of FERRY FRYSTON, upper division of the wapentake of OSGOLDCROSS, West riding of the county of YORK, 21 miles S.S.W. from York. The population is returned with the parish. This place derives its importance from its situation on the great north road; there are some excellent inns, and the houses are in general well built: a handsome stone bridge here crosses the river Aire. The possession of this pass was warmly contested by the rival armies of York and Lancaster, since which period numerous skeletons, pieces of armour, and other military relics, have been often found in the neighbourhood. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists."

[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835]