During 2009-10, Dr Brodie Waddell, funded by a generous bequest from Rena Fenteman to commission a history of Barlow, the village of her ancestors, researched and produced the first township entry of the West Riding series.

About Barlow

The village of Barlow lies in a low, flat area near the River Ouse, about 4 km. south-east of Selby, and 25 km. south of York. It is a linear settlement apart from Barlow Hall and several dispersed farmsteads, with a population that rarely surpassed two hundred and fifty people until the mid-20th century.

The land in the township comprised 2250 a. in 1847, expanding slightly to 2371 a. by 1891. At its widest points, its irregular shape is about 4½ km. from east to west, and about 3½ km. north to south.

Barlow IntroductionPDF87.18 KB
Barlow Manors and EstatesPDF28.56 KB
Barlow Economic HistoryPDF71.56 KB
Barlow Social HistoryPDF27.44 KB
Barlow Local GovernmentPDF14.89 KB