[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"WISTOW, a parish-town, in the wapentake of Barkston-Ash, liberties of St. Peter, and of Cawood, Wistow, and Otley; 2 miles from Cawood, 3 miles N. of Selby, 12 from York. Pop. 633. The Church, peculiar, is a vicarage, dedicated to All-Saints (see Churches
for photograph), in the deanry of the Ainsty, value, ~£8. Patron, the Prebendary thereof.
The Archbishop of York usually holds a Court of Pypowder at the Lammas Fair, at York, the jury of which is impannelled out of this place. --Drake."
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]