In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Huntington like this:
HUNTINGTON, two villages, a township, and a parish, in York district and N. R. Yorkshire. The villages are East H. and West H.; and they stand on the river Foss, near the York and Market-Weighton and the York and Scarborough railways, 3 miles NNE of York. The township includes the villages; has a station on the York and Market-Weighton railway; and comprises 2, 557 acres. ...
Pop., 529. Houses, 115. The parish contains also the townships of Earswick and Towthorpe, and comprises 4, 607 acres. Post town, York. Real property, £6, 562. Pop., 671. Houses, 144. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to Earl de Grey. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £127. Patrons, the Subchanters and Vicars choral of York cathedral. The church is ancient. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £9.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Huntington, in York and North Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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