The Ancient Parish of WISTOW
[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
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]
- Here are photographs of Churches in the parish:
- A transcription of the
War Memorial in All Saints' Churchyard, Wistow.
- The following places are within the boundaries of this (ancient)
parish, but I have no further information on them other than
the Ordnance Survey Landranger Grid reference shown:
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
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