The Ancient Parish of WETWANG
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"WETWANG, a parish in the wapentake of Buckrose, & liberty of St. Peter's; 7 miles W. of Driffield. Exclusive of the parish church, dedicated to St. Michael (see Churches for photograph), . of which the Rev. Rowland Croxton is the vicar, and the Prebendary of Wetwang the patron; there is a chapel for the Methodists. This village, in which Thomas Wilberfoss, Esq. resides, is principally occupied by farmers and their labourers. Population, 422."
"FIMBER, in the parish of Wetwang, wapentake of Buckrose, and liberty of St. Peter's; 2½ miles WNW. of Wetwang, 9 miles WNW. of Driffield. Here is a Chapel of Ease (see Churches for photograph), of which the rector of Wetwang is incumbent curate. Pop. 104."
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]
- The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Parish of Wetwang.
- 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.
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