In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Appleton Roebuck like this:
APPLETON-ROEBUCK, a township and a subdistrict in the district of Tadcaster, W. R. Yorkshire. The township is in the parish of Bolton-Percy, near Appleton-Nun, 1½ mile SE of Bolton-Percy r. station; and has a post office under Tadcaster, a church built in 1869, and a Wesleyan chapel. Acres, 2,780. Pop., 622. Houses, 141.-The subdistrict comprises the townships of Bolton-Percy parish and another township. Acres, 8,671. Pop., 1,272. Houses, 263.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Appleton Roebuck, in Selby and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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