The Ancient Parish of KILHAM
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"KILHAM, a parish in the wapentake of Dickering and liberty of St. Peter's, 6 miles NNE. of Driffield, had once a market on Thursday, but it has long declined, and is now wholly disused. The town is situated in a pleasant vale amidst the Wold hills, and the soil is fertile in corn. The town is nearly a mile and a quarter long, running from East to West. The church, dedicated to All Saints (see Churches for photograph), and in the patronage of the Dean of York, is large and lofty, and seems to have been designed for containing a more numerous congregation than the present population of the parish can supply. The free grammar school in this town was founded by John Lord D'Arcy, of Aston, in this county, in the ninth year of the reign of Charles I. with appointments for a master and usher, £20. per annum being allowed the former, and £10. the latter. In this parish there is a mineral spring, near the road leading to Rudston, said to be efficacious in curing various disorders; and the Vipsey or Gipsey, after a wet autumn, breaks out at a place called Henpit Hole, near the road to Langtoft, the violence of this spring or spout, when it first issues out of the ground, is said to be so great, that a man on horseback may ride under its arched stream. The Methodists and Baptists have each a chapel here. The population amounts to 971."
"SWAYTHORPE, a farm house in the township and parish of Kilham."
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]
- Photographs by Lisa Blosfelds and Doreen Laycock:
- over 225 gravestones and plaques at Kilham Church with linked surname index.
- Photographs of and around the church and churchyard.
- over 450 gravestones at Kilham Cemetery with linked surname index.
- Views of and from Kilham Cemetery
- Here are photographs of Churches etc. in the parish:
- Lisa Blosfelds and Doreen Laycock have taken over 150 photos of All Saints Church and its surroundings along with a few of the village.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Baines's Directory of 1823, of the East Riding.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the The Post Office Directory of the, East and North Ridings, 1857
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Bulmers Directory of 1892. of the East Riding.
- There is further information about this parish from the Pigot's 1834 Directory, Yorkshire section.
- 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 1892 History and Directory of the East Riding.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Kilham to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TA063643 (Lat/Lon: 54.063687, -0.377319), Kilham which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- 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.)
- The following places are within the boundaries of this (ancient) parish, but I have no further information on them other than the Ordnance Survey Landranger Grid reference shown:
- (TA045676) Broach Dale
- (TA058680) Dotterill Park
- (TA075665) Kilham Grange
- (TA049674) Little Broach Dale
- (TA042652) Middledale
- (TA071645) Mount Pleasant
- (TA053644) West End
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
- The 1834 Electoral Roll for this parish