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GARTON ON THE WOLDS: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"GARTON ON THE WOLDS, a parish in the wapentake of Dickering, East Riding county York, 3 miles N.W. of Great Driffield, its post town, and 10 S.E. of North Grimston. A short distance from the village is Garton station on the Malton and Driffield branch of the North-Eastern railway. The village, which is small, is neatly built, and pleasantly situated on several declivities. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York, value £150, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church is an ancient Norman structure dedicated to St. Michael. The Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel, and there is a National school with an endowment of about £6 per annum. Sir Tatton Sykes, Bart., is lord of the manor. The tithes were commuted for land under an Enclosure Act in 1774."

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