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

"KIRBY SIGSTON, a parish in the wapentake of ALLERTONSHIRE, North riding of the county of YORK, comprising the townships of Kirby-Sigston, Sowerby tinder Cotliffe, and Winton, and containing 322 inhabitants, of which number, 131 are in the township of Kirby-Sigston, 3 miles N.E. from North Allerton. The living is a rectory, in the peculiar jurisdiction of the Dean and Chapter of Durham for Allerton and Allertonshire, rated in the king's books at 12. 13. 4., and in the patronage of Sir T. Slingsby, Bart. The church is dedicated to St. Lawrence."


"SOWERBY UNDER COTLIFFE, a township in the parish of KIRBY-SIGSTON, wapentake of ALLERTONSHIRE, North riding of the county of YORK, 3 miles S.E. from North Allerton, containing 53 inhabitants."

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


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