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Kirkby Ravensworth

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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"KIRKBY RAVENSWORTH, (or Kirkby on the Hill) a parish in the wapentake of Gilling West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 5 miles NW. of Richmond. The ancient name seems to have been Kirk by Ravensworth, being the parish Church to six townships (see Churches for photograph), and standing near the village of Ravensworth. Pop. 161." (There is further information for Kirkby Ravensworth).

Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.

  • Dalton
  • Early Lodge
  • Fox Hall
  • Gayles
  • Hallgate
  • Helwith
  • Kersey Green
  • New Forest
  • Newsham
  • Ravensworth
  • Sturdy House
  • Whashton
  • Whashton Springs
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]


  • (1861 and 1891 Census information) for Whashton, Ravensworth, Kirby Hill, Gilling, Hartforth and the surround area is available on the site.



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Names, Geographical

  • 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:
    • (NZ112094) Dalton Fields
    • (NZ122091) Dalton Grange
    • (NZ110090) Dalton Hall