In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bossall like this:
BOSSALL, a township and a parish in the district of York and N. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Derwent, 3 miles S of Barton-Hill r. station, and 10 N E of York. Acres, 1,090. Pop., 188. Houses, 31. -The parish extends beyond the York and Scarborough railway; has there the head post office of Flaxton Station; and includes the townships of Flaxton-on-the-Moor, Harton, Claxton, Sand-Hutton, and Butter-Crambe. ...
Acres, 9,417. Real property, £10,657. Pop., 1,075. Houses, 215. The property is not much divided. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Butter-Crambe, in the diocese of York. Value, £445.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Durham. The church is a handsome cruciform edifice, with a central tower. The rectory of Flaxton and the vicarage of Sandhutton are separate benefices.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bossall, in Ryedale and North Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th March 2017
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