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KIRKBY OVERBLOW: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"KIRKBY OVERBLOW, a parish in the upper division of the wapentake of CLARO, West riding of the county of YORK, comprising the chapelry of Stainburn, and the townships of Kirkby with Netherby, Kirkby- Overblows, Rigton, Sicklinghall, and a portion of Swindon, and containing 1646 inhabitants, of which number, 318 are in the township of Kirkby-Overblows, 6 miles W. from Wetherby. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of York, rated in the king's books at £20. 1. 0., and in the patronage of the Earl of Egremont. The church, dedicated to All Saints, was made collegiate previously to 1364, for a provost and four chaplains. A school was erected by subscription in 1782, and £10 a year is paid for teaching six boys."


"KIRKBY, a township, joint with Nether by, in the parish of KIRKBY OVERBLOW, upper division of the wapentake of CLARO, West riding of the county of YORK, 4 miles S.W. from Wetherby, containing, with Netherby, 226 inhabitants. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists."


"NETHERBY, a township, joint with Kirkby, in the parish of KIRKBY-OVERBLOW, upper division of the wapentake of CLARO, West riding of the county of YORK, 4 miles S.W. from Wetherby. The population is returned with Kirkby."


"RIGTON, a township in the parish of KIRKBY-OVERBLOW, upper division of the wapentake of CLARO, West riding of the county of YORK, 6 miles N.E. from Otley, containing 429 inhabitants. It is within the peculiar jurisdiction of the Court of the Honour of Knareshorough. There is a place of worship forWesleyan Methodists."


"SICKLINGHALL, a township in the parish of KIRKBY-OVERBLOW, upper division of the wapentake of CLARO, West riding of the county of YORK, 3 miles W. from Wetherby, containing 25?% inhabitants. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists."


"STAINBURN, a chapelry in the parish of KIRKBY OVERBLOW, upper division of the wapentake of CLARO, West riding of the county of YORK, 4 miles E.N.E. from Otley, containing 364 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the peculiar jurisdiction of the court of the honour of Knaresborough, endowed with £12 per annum private benefaction, and £400 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Vicar of Kirkby- Overblows."

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