Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for FRYSTONE (Ferry)

FRYSTONE (Ferry), a township and a parish in Pontefract district, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Aire, and on the Great Northern railway, 1½ mile NW of Knottingley r. station, and 2 NE of Pontefract; and is said to be partly in Pontefract parish. Ferry-Frystone parish includes the hamlets of Water-Frystone, Wheldale, and Ferrybridge; the last of which has a post office under Normanton. Acres, 3, 040. Real property, £7, 033; of which £540 are in quarries. Pop., 904. Houses, 201. The property is much sub-divided. Frystone Hall is the seat of Lord Houghton. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £240. Patrons, the Sub-Chanter and Vicars-Choral of York Cathedral. The church dates from the 11th century, and has a tower. There is a Wesleyan chapel. Clarkson's alms-houses have £10; and other charities £162.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a township and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Ferry Fryston AP       Ferry Fryston CP/Tn       Pontefract RegD/PLU       Yorkshire AncC
Place names: FERRY FRYSTONE     |     FRYSTONE     |     FRYSTONE FERRY
Place: Ferrybridge

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