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CHURCH FENTON: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

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"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]
by Colin Hinson ©2013