The Ancient Parish of KIRKLINGTON
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"KIRKLINGTON, (with Upsland), a parish in the wapentake of Halikeld, and liberty
of Richmondshire; 6 miles SSE. of Bedale. Here is a large and handsome
church (see Churches for photograph). The living is a rectory in the deanry of Catterick, diocese of
Chester, in the patronage of Lady Ormond, and the Rev. Thomas Place is the
incumbent. Here is also a Free School, with a small endowment, left by Lady
Ormond. This neighbourhood abounds with vestiges of antiquities, particularly
the entrenchment of a Roman or Danish camp. Pop. 337."
Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.
- Butcher Houses
- Chapel Hill
- East Tanfield
- Healam House
- Sutton Howgrave
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]
- Here are two transcriptions of Memorial Plaques in the Church:
- A small brass wall inscription, memorial to a priest, William Frederick Wright,
who died suddenly, 30th August 1904 aged 33, near the summit of
"Paradise Mountain" in Greece.
- A memorial to Elizabeth Cundall, died 1813 aged 37, and her little daughter
who died a year later at the age of two.
War Memorial in St. Michael's Churchyard.
World War I and II memorial in the Churchyard at Kirklington.
World War I Roll of Honour in St. Michael's Church, Kirklington.
- This parish is covered (or partly covered) by the following Societies:
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