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 Introduction PDF 87.18 KB
Barlow Manors and Estates PDF 28.56 KB
Barlow Economic History PDF 71.56 KB
Barlow Social History PDF 27.44 KB
Barlow Local Government PDF 14.89 KB