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Help and advice for In 1822, the following places were in the Parish of Kirkby Overblow:

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In 1822, the following places were in the Parish of Kirkby Overblow:


"BARROWBY GRANGE, a farm-house in the township and parish of Kirkby Overblow; 5 miles from Wetherby, 7½ from Knaresborough, of Garforth, liberty of Pontefract; 5 miles from Leeds, 9 from Pontefract."


"BECK BOTTOM, in the parish of Kirkby Overblow, wapentake of Claro; 4½ miles NE. of Otley."


"BRACKEN FOOT, 3 or 4 farm-houses in the township of Rigton, and parish of Kirkby Overblow, upper-division of Claro; 6 miles from Otley, 7 miles SW. of Knaresborough and 7 from Ripley."


"KEARBY TOWN END, in the parish of Kirkby Overblow, upper-division of Claro; 5 miles from Wetherby, 8 from Knaresborough. Pop. including Netherby, 226, which being united, form a township."


"NETHERBY, in the township of Kereby with Netherby, and parish of Kirkby Overblow, upper-division of Claro; 4¾ miles SW. of Wetherby, 8 from Knaresborough. Pop. included in Kereby."


"NORTH RIGTON, in the parish of Kirkby Overblow, upper-division of Claro; 6¼ miles from Otley, 5 from Knaresborough. Pop. 429.

Near to Rigton, on a high hill, is that group of rocks, called "Almes Cliff," i.e. Altar Cliff. At a distance they appear like a stupendous fabric, tumbled into ruins. On the summit of this enormous pile, are several basins, hollowed in the stone, one of which is fourteen Inches deep, and two feet four inches in diameter. --Hist. Knaresborough."


"SICKLINGHALL, in the parish of Kirkby Overblow, upper-division of Claro; 3 miles W. of Wetherby, 5 from Harewood, 6 from Knaresborough. Pop. 257."


"SPACEY HOUSES, 2 Inns, the one on the east side of the road, is in the township and parish of Kirkby Overblow; the other on the west, in the township of Follyfoot, and parish of Spofforth, lower-division of Claro; 5 miles from Harewood, 6 miles S. of Knaresborough, 6¾ from Ripley, 12½ from Leeds."


"STAINBURN, in the parish of Kirkby Overblow, upper-division of Claro; 4¾ miles NE. of Otley, 9 from Knaresborough. Pop. 364. The Church is a perpetual curacy under Kirkby Overblow."


"STAINBURN MOOR SIDE, straggled h. in the township of Stainburn, and parish of Kirkby Overblow; 4¾ miles NE. of Otley. (The grid reference given is for Stainburn Hill)."


"SWINDON, scattered farm-houses in the township of Kirkby Overblow with Swindon, and parish of Kirkby Overblow, liberty of Knaresborough, upper-division of Claro; 6 miles W. of Wetherby and 6 from Knaresborough, 9 from Otley. Pop. included in Kirkby Overblow."


"SWINDON HALL, a farm-house in the township of Kirkby Overblow with Swindon, and parish of Kirkby Overblow; 7 miles from Wetherby."


"WALTON HEAD, a hamlet in the township of Follyfoot, and parish of Kirkby Overblow; 6 miles SW. of Knaresborough."


"WEST END, straggling houses, in the township of Stainburne, and parish of Kirkby Overblow; 3¾ miles NE. of Otley, 8 from Ripley."


"WOOD HALL, (the seat of William Lister Fenton Scott, Esq.) in the township of Sicklinghall, and parish of Kirkby Overblow; 2½ miles from Wetherby, 8 from Knaresborough."

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]