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KIRBY HILL: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"KIRBY HILL, a parish in the wapentake of HALLIKELD, North riding of the county of YORK, comprising the townships of Kirby on the Moor, Langthorp, and a portion of Humberton with Milby, and containing 458 inhabitants, of which number, 190 are in the township of Kirby on the Moor, 1 mile N.W. from Boroughbridge. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Richmond, and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £7 13. 6., endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £200 royal bounty and in the patronage of the Crown. The church is dedicated to All Saints."


"HUMBERTON, a township, joint with Milby, partly in the parish of KIRBY HILL, wapentake of HALLIKELD, North riding, and partly in that part of the parish of ALDBOROUGH, which is in the lower division, of the wapentakeof CLARO, West riding, of the county of YORK, 2 miles N.N.E. from Boroughbridge, containing 143 inhabitants."


"LANGTHORP, a township in the parish of KIRBY HILL, wapentake of HALLIKELP, North riding of the county of YORK, 1 mile N.W. from Boroughbridge, containing 143 inhabitants."


"MILBY, a township, joint with Humberton, partly in the parish of KIRBY HILL, wapentake of HALLIKELD, North riding, and partly in that part of the parish of ALDBOROUGH, which is in the lower division of the wapentake of CLARO, West riding, of the county of YORK, 1 mile N.E. from Boroughbridge. The population is returned with Humberton. The river Ure, which separates this place from Boroughbridge, was, before the Conquest, crossed by a wooden bridge, on the line of the great north road; some remains of it are still visible when the water is low."

[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835]