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BIRKBY:
Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"BIRKBY, a parish, in the wapentake of Allertonshire, in the North Riding of the county of York, 5 miles to the N. of Northallerton, its post town. Hutton Bonville is a chapelry, and Kirkby and Little Smeaton a township of this parish The living is a rectory* in the diocese of York, value 172, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church is dedicated to St. Peter."


"HUTTON BONVILLE, a township and chapelry in the parish of Birkby, wapentake of Allertonshire, North Riding county York, 2F miles N.W. of Cowton railway station, and 4 from Northallerton, its post town. It is situated on a branch of the river Swale, and contains the village of Lovesome Hill. It is a meet for the Bedale hounds. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of York, value 53. The church, dedicated to St. Lawrence, is a small stone structure, with open turret containing one bell. Hutton Bonville Hall is the principal residence."


"LITTLE SMEATON, a township in the parish of Birkby, wapentake of Allertonshire, North Riding county York, 1 mile S. of Great Smeaton, and 5 miles N.W. of Northallerton."


"LOVESOME HILL, a village in the chapelry of Hutton-Bonville and parish of Birkby, North Riding county York, 3 miles N. of Northallerton."


"SALUTATION, a village in the township of Little Smeaton, and parish of Birkby, North Riding county York, 6 miles N. of Northallerton."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson 2003


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