Open a form to report problems or contribute information

1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted
Page 1 of 4

Help and advice for RUFFORTH: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it. We have a number of people each maintaining different sections of the web site, so it is important to submit information via a link on the relevant page otherwise it is likely to go to the wrong person and may not be acted upon.

RUFFORTH: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"RUFFORTH, a parish, partly in the Ainsty and partly in the West Riding county York, 5 miles W. of York, its post town, and 2½ from Hessay railway station. The village, which is of small extent, is chiefly agricultural. The soil is principally clay. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment under an Enclosure Act in 1794. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of York, value £100. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient edifice, with a tower containing two bells. There is a parochial school, also a place of worship for the Wesleyans. J. Clayton, Esq., is lord of the manor and the chief landowner."

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