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Kirkby Malzeard

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The Ancient Parish of KIRKBY MALZEARD

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"KIRKBY MALZEARD, a parish-town, in the lower division of Claro, liberty of St. Peter; (Mowbray House, the seat of Tomyns Dickins, Esq.) 4 miles S. of Masham, 7 from Ripon, 10 from Pateley Bridge, 30 from York. Market, Wednesday. Fairs, Whitsun Monday, and October 2, for cattle, sheep, &c. Pop. 682. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to St. Andrew, in the deanry of Catterick, diocese of Chester, value, with Masham, £301. Patron, Trinity College, Cambridge. It possess a peculiar exempt jurisdiction, formerly annexed to the Prebend of Masham, in the Cathedral of York, now exercised by a Commissary, appointed by Trinity College, Cambridge. The present Vicar is the Commissary." (There is further information for Kirkby Malzeard).

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

  • Angram
  • Armathwaite
  • Ashfold Side
  • Azerley
  • Beck Meeting
  • Beckmeeting
  • Biggin
  • Bouthwaite
  • Braisty Woods
  • Braithwaite Hall
  • Brimham
  • Brimham Crags
  • Burnt Yates
  • Calshaw
  • Carlesmoor
  • Colt Houses
  • Covill Houses
  • Dallow Hall
  • Dallowgill
  • Dowgill Hall
  • Edgenook
  • Fountains Earth
  • Galphay
  • Gouthwaite Hall
  • Goyden Pot Hole
  • Graygarth
  • Grewelthorpe
  • Hackfall
  • Hartwith
  • Heathen Carr
  • Heathfield
  • High Dalla
  • Holme House
  • Kexmoor
  • Laverton
  • Limley
  • Lodge
  • Lofthouse
  • Longside
  • Low Laithe
  • Mickley
  • Middlesmoor
  • Moss Wood Houses
  • New Bridge
  • New Houses
  • North Side Head
  • Puddle Hole
  • Ramsgill
  • Redmires
  • Regill Houses
  • Ringbeck
  • Sigsworth
  • Spring House
  • Stean
  • Stonebeck
  • Studfold
  • Summerbridge
  • Swetton
  • Sykes
  • Thwaite House
  • Troop
  • Warren Lane
  • West Houses
  • Westfield
  • Winsley
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]




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Memorial Inscriptions


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:
    • (SE142655) Ladies Riggs
    • (SE204743) Thwaite house