Wistow, North Yorkshire
|Population||1,333 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference||SE592356|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Wistow is a small village and civil parish just north of Selby, North Yorkshire, England. In the 2011 Census it had 1,333 residents; an increase from 2001 when there was 1,135. It was historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire until 1974.
History and overview
All Saints' Church in Wistow is a Grade I listed building erected in the 15th century and expanded in 1901. It continues to hold community services, and has three functioning bells.
From 1983 until 2004 Wistow had a colliery, part of the Selby Coalfield. Wistow railway station provided a passenger service from 1898 to 1929 and continued to provide goods services until total closure in 1960.
Wistow Parochial serves as the village primary school and Selby High School is the nearest provider for secondary education. The Black Swan is the public house in the settlement. There is also a Methodist Chapel, fish & chips vendor, guest house, boarding kennels, a cattery and a nursery.
A notable building to the north-east of Wistow called Jubilee Hall, is used as a place for hosting village events.
William Thompson, a viticulturist credited in California with the development of the Thompson Seedless grape variety, was born and raised in Wistow.
- ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Wistow Parish (E04007782)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 June 2022.
- ^ UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Wistow Parish (36UH086)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 June 2022.
- ^ "History of Wistow, in Selby and West Riding | Map and description". www.visionofbritain.org.uk. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
- ^ Historic England. "Church of All Saints (1174776)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
- ^ "Record coal producing pit closes". BBC News. BBC. 13 May 2004. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- ^ Wistow Parochial. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
- ^ Selby High School. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
- ^ History @ Village website. Retrieved 27 June 2019.