Area, 3,870 acres. Barkston Ash wapentake, L. D. - POPULATION, 665 *2 ; Church-room, 500; Net value, £221. -This Church was appropriated to the Prebendary of Wistow. There is a Vicarage, but when endowed is not known. The earliest date of institution given by Mr. Torre is 1315, but there was a Vicar previous to that date.
Patron and impropriator, the Prebendary of the Cathedral of York.
The value of the Vicarage is not noticed in Pope Nicholas's Taxation. The list of the Vicars commences in 1315. In the King's Books it is valued at £8. Pension to the Archbishop, 10d. Synodals, 12s. In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 243, at £72 per annum. The Commissioners recommended the prebendal tithes to be transferred to the Vicar.
An inclosure Act was passed 16th Geo. III.
Glebe house unfit for residence.
The Register Books commence in 1590.
Archbishop Mountayn's charity. Rent of 13 acres of land, for apprenticing poor boys.
Harford's dole. 20s. per annum.
Robert Shaw's charity, by will, dated 29th December 1719. Rent-charge of £5 per annum, to a schoolmaster, for teaching 10 poor boys to read and write.
Poor's land. 5a. 1r. 34p. of land. The rent is distributed amongst the poor. -Vide 10th Report, page 749.
Post town: Selby.
Vid. Torre's MS. (Peculiars) page 843. Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 284. Gent's Ripon, page 60. Gentleman's Magazine, July 1754, page 309 (Epitaph). Mountain's Cawood, page 30. Nonae Roll, page 229.
*1 The parish of Wistow extends into the jurisdiction of St. Peter of York.
*2 In 1818, the Population was returned at 700.