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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"BIRKIN, a parish-town, in the wapentake of Barkston-Ash, liberty of Pontefract (the seat of Thomas Toutill, Esq.) 4 miles NE. of Ferrybridge, 7 from Pontefract, 8 from Selby, 22 from York. Pop. 139. The Church is a rectory, dedicated to St. Mary (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of the Ainsty, value, £36. Patron, the Devisees of the late Rev. Thomas Wright."


"CHAPEL HADDLESEY, in the parish of Birkin, wapentake of Barkston-Ash, liberty of Pontefract; 5 miles from Selby and Snaith, 7 from Ferrybridge. Pop. 199. Here is a Chapel of Ease to Birkin."


"EAST HADDLESEY, in the township of Chapel Haddlesey, and parish of Birkin, liberty of Pontefract; 5 miles from Selby and Snaith."


"HIRST COURTNEY, in the parish of Birkin, wapentake of Barkston-Ash, liberty of Pontefract; 4 miles S. of Selby and 4 from Snaith, 9 from Pontefract. Pop. 145."


"SMITHALLS, a single house in the township and parish of Birkin; 1¾ miles from Ferry bridge."


"TEMPLE HIRST, in the parish of Birkin, wapentake of Barkston-Ash; 4 miles NW. of Snaith, 5 from Selby, 7 from Ferrybridge. Pop. 141."


"WEST HADDLESEY, in the parish of Birkin, wapentake of Barkston-Ash, liberty of Pontefract; 5 miles from Selby, 6 from Ferrybridge; 8 from Pontefract. Pop. 293."

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]
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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE533270 (Lat/Lon: 53.736672, -1.19346), Birkin which are provided by:

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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:
    • (SE523266) Park House
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