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The Ancient Parish of KIRKBY FLEETHAM

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"KIRKBY FLEETHAM, a parish in the wapentake of Hang East, and liberty of Richmondshire; 4 miles NNE. of Bedale. At Kirkby is a beautiful seat of Mrs. Lawrence, of Studley, and Fleetham is a most delightful little village adjoining. The houses are scattered round the sides of a spacious green, and interspersed with large trees. The Church is dedicated to St. Mary (see Churches for photograph); and the living is a vicarage in the patronage of the King. Pop. 566."

"GREAT FENCOTE, (and Little Fencote), in the parish of Kirkby Fleetham, wapentake of Hang East, and liberty of Richmondshire; ½ mile S. of Kirkby Fleetham, 4½ miles NNE. of Bedale."

"HIGH SALUTATION, (and Low Salutation) in the parish of Kirkby Fleetham, wapentake of Hang West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 1¼ miles SW. of Kirkby Fleetham."

"KIRKBY HALL, (the seat of Mrs Lawrence) in the township of Fleetham and parish of Kirkby-Fleetham; ¾ mile NNW. of Kirkby Fleetham, 5 miles from Bedale, 8 from Richmond."

"LOW FIELDS, 5 farm houses in the township and parish of Kirkby Fleetham, wapentake of Hang-East; 5¾ miles S. of Kirkby Fleetham, 3 miles from Catterick, 6 from Bedale, 9 from Richmond."

[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]


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