The Ancient Parish of OSWALDKIRK
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"OSWALDKIRK, a parish in the wapentake of Rydale; 3 miles S. of Helmsley (Oswaldkirk Hall, the residence of the Rev. Francis Simpson) . Here are the remains of a very ancient building, supposed to be a monastery, begun in the ninth century, but never completed, the establishment being removed to Old Byland. The church is an ancient edifice (see Churches for photograph), dedicated to St. Oswald, in the patronage of William Gray, Esq. Ther are some very ancient e pillars at the entrance door on the south, and within the church is on arch of Saxon architecture. The living is a rectory. Here is a school for eight poor children, endowed with £5. a year, by Mrs. Mary Thompson. Population, 388."
Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.
- The Bowdery Bequests in St. Oswalds's Church, Oswaldkirk.
- Transcript of the entry for Oswaldkirk in the "Collections relative to Churches and Chapels".
- 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.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Oswaldkirk to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE625792 (Lat/Lon: 54.204746, -1.043327), Oswaldkirk 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 World War I Memorial Plaque in St. Oswald's Church, Oswaldkirk.