"KIRKBYMOORSIDE, (given as "KIRKBY-MORESIDE") a parish in the North Riding of Yorkshire, 167 cm. 198 mm. from London, so called because it lies on the side of Blackmoor, bel. formerly to the Stutevilles, till one of them forfeited it to K. Edw. I. who gave it to his son the Earl of Kent, after which it went by marriage to Sir Tho. Holland. The Mt. here is on W."
[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
Stephen Whatley's England's Gazetteer, 1750]