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The Ancient Parish of RYTHER

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"RYTHER, a parish-town, in the wapentake of Barkston-Ash, liberty of Pontefract; 5 miles SE. of Tadcaster, 7 from Selby, 12 from York, 13 from Pontefract. Pop. including Ossendike, 335, which being united, form a township. The Church is a rectory, dedicated to All Saints, in the deanry of the Ainsty, value, 6. 11s. 10½d. Patron, the King."


"LEAD HALL, (or Lead, at one time extra parochial) in the parish of Ryther, wapentake of Barkston Ash; 4 miles SW. of Tadcaster. Population 50."


"OSSENDIKE, in the township of Ryther with Ossendike, and parish of Ryther, wapentake of Barkston-Ash, liberty of Pontefract; 4 miles SE. of Tadcaster, 7 from Selby. Pop. included in Ryther."

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson 2007]

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