Foston (All Saints)

FOSTON (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Malton, wapentake of Bulmer, N. riding of York; containing, with the township of Thornton-le-Clay, and part of Flaxton-on-the-Moor, 370 inhabitants, of whom 95 are in the township of Foston, 2 miles (N. E.) from Whitwell. The parish comprises 2200 acres, of which two-thirds are arable, and one-third pasture and meadow; the surface is generally flat, and the soil partly clay and partly sandy. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £14, and in the patronage of the Crown; net income, £450: the tithes were commuted for 300 acres of land, at the inclosure of the parish. The church is an ancient edifice, with a Norman arched doorway. There are places of worship for Wesleyans and the Society of Friends, at Thornton.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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