Wistow, North Yorkshire

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Wistow Centre
Wistow is located in North Yorkshire
Location within North Yorkshire
Population1,333 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE592356
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSELBY
Postcode districtYO8
Dialling code01757
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
List of places
53°48′50″N 1°06′04″W / 53.81386°N 1.1012°W / 53.81386; -1.1012Coordinates: 53°48′50″N 1°06′04″W / 53.81386°N 1.1012°W / 53.81386; -1.1012

Wistow is a small village and civil parish just north of Selby, North Yorkshire, England. In the 2011 Census it had 1,333 residents;[1] an increase from 2001 when there was 1,135.[2] It was historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire until 1974.[3]

History and overview[edit]

All Saints' Church

All Saints' Church in Wistow is a Grade I listed building erected in the 15th century and expanded in 1901.[4] It continues to hold community services, and has three functioning bells.

From 1983 until 2004 Wistow had a colliery, part of the Selby Coalfield.[5] 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[6] and Selby High School is the nearest provider for secondary education.[7] 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.[8]

William Thompson, a viticulturist credited in California with the development of the Thompson Seedless grape variety, was born and raised in Wistow.


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Wistow Parish (E04007782)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 June 2022.
  2. ^ UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Wistow Parish (36UH086)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 June 2022.
  3. ^ "History of Wistow, in Selby and West Riding | Map and description". www.visionofbritain.org.uk. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of All Saints (1174776)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Record coal producing pit closes". BBC News. BBC. 13 May 2004. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  6. ^ Wistow Parochial. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  7. ^ Selby High School. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  8. ^ History @ Village website. Retrieved 27 June 2019.

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