CHURCH FENTON: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.
"CHURCH FENTON, in the parish of its name, partly in the liberty of St. Peter's, East Riding, but chiefly in the wapentake of Barkstone Ash, West Riding county York, 3 miles W. of Cawood. Tadcaster is its post town. It includes the townships of Little Fenton and Biggin. The North Midland railway passes through the parish. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York, value £125, in the patronage of the archbishop."
"BIGGIN, a township in the parish of Church Fenton, wapentake of Barkstone Ash, in the West Riding of the county of York, 6 miles to the N.W. of Selby. It is said to have been the first place in Yorkshire where the teasel was cultivated."
"LITTLE FENTON, a township in the parish of Church-Fenton, in the wapentake of Barkstone Ash, West Riding county York."
[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
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