The Ancient Parish of KIRBY KNOWLE
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"KIRBY KNOWLE, a parish in the wapentake of Birdforth; 5 miles NNE. of Thirsk. The living of the church is a rectory in the patronage of Sir Thomas Frankland, Bart. Pop. 138."
"BAGBY, in the parish of Kirby Knowle, and wapentake of Birdforth; 4¼ miles S. of Kirby Knowle, 3 miles SE. of Thirsk. Here are two chapels, a Methodist chapel and a Chapel of Ease (see Churches for photograph), of which the rector of Kirby Knowle is curate. Pop. 242."
"BALKE, in the parish of Kirby Knowle, wapentake of Birdforth; 4 miles S. of Kirby Knowle, 3½ miles ESE. of Thirsk. Pop. 125."
"ISLEBECK, in the township of Carlton-Miniott, and parish of Kirby Knowle, wapentake of Birdforth; 6 miles S. of Kirby Knowle, 4 miles from Thirsk."
"NEW BUILDING, (later Newbygill) (the seat of the widow of the late Francis Smyth, Esq. F.A.S a gentleman deeply read in the antiquities of this county) in the township and parish of Kirby-Knowle; 6 miles from Thirsk, 9 from Northallerton."
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Baines's Directory of 1823, of the North Riding.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the White's Directory of 1840, Yorkshire section.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Bulmers Directory of 1890. of the North Riding.
- 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 Bulmer's 1890 History and Directory of the North Riding.
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