In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Foston on the Wolds like this:
FOSTON-ON-THE-WOLDS, a township, a parish. and a sub-district in Driffield district, E. R. Yorkshire, The township lies on a headstream of the river Hull, 3½ miles S of Lowthorpe r. station, and 5 ESE of Great Driffield. Acres, 1, 110. Real property, £1, 665. Pop., 311. Houses, 74.The parish contains also the townships of Brigham, Gembling, and Great Kelk; and its post town is North Frodingham, under Driffield. ...
Acres, 4, 934. Real property, £6, 585. Pop., 759. Houses, 156. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £102. Patron, Miss Bayles. The church has a nave of four bays, with round pillars and painted arches; contains a round font; and is very good. There are chapels for Independents, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists.The sub-district contains also four other parishes, and parts of two others. Acres, 17, 437. Pop., 3, 171. Houses, 672.
Foston on the Wolds is now part of East Riding of Yorkshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Riding of Yorkshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Foston on the Wolds itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Foston on the Wolds, in East Riding of Yorkshire and East Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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