In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Amotherby like this:
AMOTHERBY, a township in Appleton-le-Street parish, N. R. Yorkshire; on the Thirsk and Driffield railway, near the river Rye, under the Cleveland moors, 4¼ miles WNW of Malton. It has a station on the railway. Acres, 1,250. Real property, £2,779. Pop., 256. Houses, 54. A church was built in 1868.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Amotherby has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Ryedale. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Amotherby and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Amotherby, in Ryedale and North Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th April 2014
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