"KILDALE, a parish in the western division of the liberty of LANGBAURGH, North riding of the county of YORK, 5 miles N.E. from Stokesley, containing 209 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry of Cleveland, and diocese of York, rated in the king's books at £10. 3. 4. R. Bell Livesay, Esq. was patron in 1811. The church, dedicated to St. Cuthbert, is a very ancient structure, said to have been founded at an early period of the Saxon octarchy; near it is the site of an old castle. About 1312, the friars of the order of the Holy Cross began to erect an oratory here, but the work having been interdicted by Archbishop Grenfield, it was abandoned."
[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835]