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Garton on the Wolds, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Garton-on-the-Wolds, a village, a township, and a parish in E.R. Yorkshire. The village stands a little N of the Driffield and Malton railway, 3 miles WNW of Great Driffield, and has a station of the name of Garton on the railway. It has a post office under Driffield; money order-and telegraph office, Driffield. Acreage, 4146; population, 498. Much of the surface is hilly and wooded. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £130 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church stands on an eminence, has a massive Norman tower, and was-thoroxighly restored under the direction of the late G. E. Street, R.A., in 1856 and following years. The decoration of the interior was carried out by Messrs Clayton & Bell during 1872 to 1880, at a cost of £8000, defrayed by Sir Tatton Sykes, Bart. There are Wesleyan and Primitive-Methodist chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Ecclesiastical parishGarton-upon-the-Wolds St. Michael 
Poor Law unionDriffield 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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