The Ancient Parish of FELIXKIRK
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"FELIXKIRK, (or Feliskirk) a parish in the wapentake of Birdforth ; 3 miles NE. of Thirsk. The church is an ancient structure, dedicated to St. Felix (see Churches for photograph); the living is a vicarage, in the patronage of the Archbishop of York, the Rev. W. S. Dennison is the incumbent, and the Rev. Thomas Kilby the resident curate. Pop. 113."
"BOLTBY, in the parish of Felixkirk, and wapentake of Birdforth; 2 miles NE. of Felixkirk, 6 miles NE. of Thirsk. Here is a Chapel of Ease, dedicated to the Holy-Trinity, rebuilt in 1804, of which the Rev. T. Kilby, is curate. Population, 403."
"CLEAVES, a farm house in the township of Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe, and parish of Felixkirk; 2 miles ESE. of Felixkirk, 3½ miles from Thirsk."
"MARDERBY, 2 farm houses in the parish of Felixkirk, wapentake of Birdforth and liberty of Ripon; ½ mile S. of Felixkirk, 2½ miles NE. of Thirsk."
"MOUNT SAINT JOHN, (the seat of the Rev. Heneage Elsley,) in the township and parish of Felixkirk, wapentake of Birdforth, liberty of Ripon; ½ mile ENE. of Felixkirk, 3½ miles from Thirsk, 10 from Helmsley.
Here was a preceptory of the knights hospitallers of St. John. -It came to the crown at the dissolution, and was exchanged by Henry VIII. for other lands with the archbishop of York, in which see it now continues. It was valued at the suppression at 102L. 13s. 10d. -Speed and Leland."
"SUTTON UNDER WHITESTONECLIFFE, in the parish of Felixkirk, wapentake of Birdforth, and liberty of Ripon; 1¾ miles SE. of Felixkirk, 4 miles, E. of Thirsk. Here is a Calvinist chapel. Pop. 325."
"THIRLBY, in the parish of Felixkirk, and wapentake of Birdforth ; 1¼ miles ESE. of Felixkirk, 5½ miles ENE. of Thirsk. Population, 167."
- Here are photographs of Churches etc. in the parish:
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Baines's Directory of 1823, of the North Riding.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Felixkirk to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE468847 (Lat/Lon: 54.255842, -1.28314), Felixkirk which are provided by:
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- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- 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 1914-1918 Roll of Honour in St. Felix's Church, Felixkirk.
- The Roll of Honour for the dead in St. Felix's Church, Felixkirk.
- The World War I Memorial Plaque in Holy Trinity Church, Boltby.
- The Memorial Plaque to the Vicar and his son in St. Felix's Church, Felixkirk.
- The World War I memorial plaque in St. Felix's Church, Felixkirk.
- The World War I memorial plaque in the porch at St. Felix's Church, Felixkirk.
- The World War II memorial plaque in the porch at St. Felix's Church, Felixkirk.
- This parish is covered by the following Society: