[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"KIRBY KNOWLE, a parish in the wapentake of Birdforth; 5 miles NNE. of Thirsk. The living of the church is a rectory in the patronage of Sir Thomas Frankland, Bart. Pop. 138."
"BAGBY, in the parish of Kirby Knowle, and wapentake of Birdforth; 4¼ miles S. of Kirby Knowle, 3 miles SE. of Thirsk. Here are two chapels, a Methodist chapel and a Chapel of Ease (see Churches
for photograph), of which the rector of Kirby Knowle is curate. Pop. 242."
"BALKE, in the parish of Kirby Knowle, wapentake of Birdforth; 4 miles S. of Kirby Knowle, 3½ miles ESE. of Thirsk. Pop. 125."
"ISLEBECK, in the township of Carlton-Miniott, and parish of Kirby Knowle, wapentake of Birdforth; 6 miles S. of Kirby Knowle, 4 miles from Thirsk."
"NEW BUILDING, (later Newbygill) (the seat of the widow of the late Francis Smyth, Esq. F.A.S a gentleman deeply read in the antiquities of this county) in the township and parish of Kirby-Knowle; 6 miles from Thirsk, 9 from Northallerton."
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]