Foxholes

FOXHOLES, a parish, in the union of Driffield, wapentake of Dickering, E. riding of York; containing, with the chapelry of Butterwick, 349 inhabitants, of whom 249 are in the township of Foxholes with Boythorp, 7 miles (N. E. by N.) from Sledmere. The parish comprises by computation 4210 acres, of which 2480a. 2r. 15p. are in the township; the lower grounds are watered by several brooks, and the curious stream called the Gypsies terminates its course here. The village, which has a neat appearance, is seated in a valley. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £22, and in the patronage of R. Sykes, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £389, and the glebe consists of 418 acres. The church is an ancient structure, consisting of a nave and chancel separated by a fine Norman arch. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

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

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