In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Foxholes like this:
FOXHOLES, a township and a parish in Driffield district, E. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the Wolds, 4¼ miles SSE of Ganton r. station, and 10 N of Great Driffield; and is conjoint with. Boythorpe. Real property, £2, 942. Pop., 319. Houses, 57. The parish includes also the township of Butterwick; and its post town is Thwing, under Hull. ...
Acres, 4, 200. Real property, £4, 555. Pop., 428. Houses, 73. The property is divided among a few. The living -is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value, £531.* Patron, B. Sykes, Esq. The church has a fine Norman chancel-arch, and a bell-turret; and is good. The vicarage of Butterwick is a separate benefice. There is a Wesleyan chapel.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Foxholes, in Ryedale and East Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th April 2017
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