Place:Fewston, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameFewston
Alt namesFeresbisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 315
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.983°N 1.711°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoClaro Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Wharfedale Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
Harrogate District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Fewston is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate District of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated north of Otley and close to Swinsty and Fewston reservoirs.

The Church of St Michael and St Lawrence is the village church. The majority of the building was constructed in 1697, although the tower dates from the 14th century.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Fewston.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Fewston from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"FEWSTON, a township, a parish, and a [registration] sub-district in Otley [registration] district, [West Riding of] Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Washburn, in Knaresborough forest, 4¼ miles SSW of Darley [railway] station, and 6 N of Otley. Acres: 1,760. Real property: £1,950. Population in 1851: 399; in 1861: 496. Houses: 100. The increase of population arose from the opening of a large silk mill.
"The parish contains also the townships of Blubberhouses, Great Timble, and Clifton-with-Norwood; the first of which has a post office under Otley. Acres: 16,584. Rated property, £8,235. Population: 1,485. Houses: 313. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage, united with the [perpetual] curacy of Thurcross, in the diocese of Ripon. Value: £150. Patron: the Lord Chancellor. The parish church has a square tower, and is good. The church of Thurcross is small. There is also a new chapelry of Blubberhouses, with [perpetual] curate; but no statistics of it, either civil or ecclesiastical, are returned. There are three Wesleyan chapels, a Primitive Methodist chapel, two public schools, and charities £36."

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