Foston On The Wolds
The Ancient Parish of FOSTON ON THE WOLDS
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"FOSTON ON THE WOLDS, a parish in the wapentake of Dickering; 6 miles ESE. of Driffield, 11 from Bridlington, 35 from York. The Church is a vicarage. dedicated to St . Andrew (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of Dickering, value, £15l. 8s. 6½d. p r. £36. Patron, W. Wright, Esq. and the Rev. Sidney Smith rector; there are also Methodist and Calvinist chapels. Pop. 300."
"BRIGHAM, in the parish of Foston on the Wolds, and wapentake of Dickering; 2 miles SW. of Foston on the Wolds, 5 miles SE. of Driffield. Pop. 103."
"FISH HOLME, a farm house in the township of Brigham, and parish of Foston on the Wolds; 2½ miles SW. of Foston on the Wolds, 5½ miles from Driffield."
"GEMBLING, in the parish of Foston on the Wolds, and wapentake of Dickering; 1 mile NNE. of Foston on the Wolds, 7 miles E. of Driffield. Pop. 87."
"GREAT KELK, in the parish of Foston on the Wolds, and wapentake of Dickering; 1¼ miles N. of Foston on the Wolds, 6¾ miles E. of Driffield. Pop. 158."
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]
- Photographs of the over 170 gravestones and plaques at Foston on the Wolds with linked surname index.
- Transcript of the entry for Foston on the Wolds in the "Collections relative to Churches and Chapels".
- There is further information about this parish from the Pigot's 1834 Directory, Yorkshire section.
- There is further information about this parish from the National Gazetteer 1868, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Bulmer's 1892 History and Directory of the East Riding.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Foston On The Wolds to another place.
- The history of the parish in St. Andrew's Church, Foston on the Wolds.
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- The 1834 Electoral Roll for this parish