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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"KIRKLINGTON, (with Upsland), a parish in the wapentake of Halikeld, and liberty of Richmondshire; 6 miles SSE. of Bedale. Here is a large and handsome church (see Churches for photograph). The living is a rectory in the deanry of Catterick, diocese of Chester, in the patronage of Lady Ormond, and the Rev. Thomas Place is the incumbent. Here is also a Free School, with a small endowment, left by Lady Ormond. This neighbourhood abounds with vestiges of antiquities, particularly the entrenchment of a Roman or Danish camp. Pop. 337."

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

  • Butcher Houses
  • Chapel Hill
  • East Tanfield
  • Healam House
  • Sutton Howgrave
  • Upsland
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]



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Memorial Inscriptions

  • Here are two transcriptions of Memorial Plaques in the Church:
    • A small brass wall inscription, memorial to a priest, William Frederick Wright, who died suddenly, 30th August 1904 aged 33, near the summit of "Paradise Mountain" in Greece.
    • A memorial to Elizabeth Cundall, died 1813 aged 37, and her little daughter who died a year later at the age of two.
  • The World War I Roll of Honour in St. Michael's Church, Kirklington.
  • The World War I and II memorial in the Churchyard at Kirklington.
  • The War Memorial in St. Michael's Churchyard.