In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Askham Richard like this:
ASKHAM-RICHARD, or West Askham, a parish in the district and county of York; contiguous to Askham Bryan, 3 miles NW of Copmanthorpe r. station, and 4½ SW of York. Post Town, York. Acres, 960. Real pro perty, £1,649. Pop., 235. Houses, 52. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £200. Patron, John Wood, Esq. The church is good; and there are charities £17.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Askham Richard, in York and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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