In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Rufforth like this:
RUFFORTH, a parish in the district of York and W. R. Yorkshire; 2 miles S by W of Hessay r. station, and 5 W of York. Post-town, York. Acres, 2, 420. Real property, £3,096. Pop., 297. Houses, 63. The manor belongs to J. Clayton, Esq. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of York. Value, £130. Patron, Mrs. Siddall. The church is ancient. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a parochial school.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Rufforth, in York and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th March 2017
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