The Ancient Parish of BILBROUGH
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"BILBROUGH, a parish, 6 miles SW. of York. The Church is a perpetual curacy, of which Thomas Lodington Fairfax, Esq. is Patron. In the church (see Churches for photograph) here are deposited the remains of Thomas Lord Fairfax, first Lord of Denton, and his lady commemorating the burial place of this distinguished warrior. Here is a school endowed with £15 per annum for teaching 22 poor children the common rudiments of education. Population 260."
"STREET HOUSES, in the parishes of Bolton Percy and Bilbrough, 3 miles NE. of Tadcaster. This hamlet took its name from its vicinity to the Roman road the from York to Tadcaster. All the Roman roads being firmly paved with stone, were called streets, as Watling street, &c. Stratum is the word made use of by the venerable Bade, quite through his work, to denote a Roman road."
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]
- Transcript of the entry for Bilbrough in the "Collections relative to Churches and Chapels".
- The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Parish of Bilbrough.
- Garry Stockdill's Yorksview website contains a description and photographs of Bilbrough.
- There is further information about this parish from the National Gazetteer 1868, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835,, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Stephen Whatley's Gazetteer 1750, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Bulmer's 1890 History and Directory of the North Riding.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Bilbrough to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE532464 (Lat/Lon: 53.91103, -1.191628), Bilbrough which are provided by:
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- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
- A list of those paying the 1379 Subsidy Rolls (Poll Tax) for this parish.