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WISTOW: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"WISTOW, a parish, partly within the liberty of St. Peter, East Riding, but chiefly in the lower division of the wapentake of Barkstone Ash, West Riding county York, 3 miles N.W. of Selby, near the river Ouse. The surface is generally flat, and the soil loam. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of York, value £221, in the patronage of the Prebend of Wistow in the cathedral of York, to whom the impropriation belongs. The church is dedicated to All Saints. The Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists have chapels. The charities produce about £40 per annum."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013