Open a form to report problems or contribute information

1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted
Page 1 of 4

Help and advice for Kirkby Wharfe

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it. We have a number of people each maintaining different sections of the web site, so it is important to submit information via a link on the relevant page otherwise it is likely to go to the wrong person and may not be acted upon.

Kirkby Wharfe

Primary tabs

The Ancient Parish of KIRKBY WHARFE

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"KIRKBY WHARFE, a parish-town, in the wapentake of Barkston Ash, liberties of St. Peter and Pontefract; 2 miles S. of Tadcaster, 12 from York and Selby, 13 from Pontefract. Pop. including Milford, 86. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to St. John the Baptist (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of the Ainsty, value, ~£3. 16s. 8d. p.r. £120. Patron, the Prebendary of Wetwang."

"GRIMSTON, in the parish of Kirkby Wharfe, wapentake of Barkston-Ash, liberty of Pontefract; (Grimston Hall, the seat of Lord Howden,) 1½ miles S. of Tadcaster, 11½ from Ferrybridge, 13 from Pontefract. Pop. 62.

Sir John Francis Cradock, of Grimston Hall, was created a Baron of Ireland by the title of Baron Howden, of Grimston and Spaldington, in this county, and of Cradocks Town, in the county of Kildare, October 19, 1819. His Lordship's family is of ancient Welsh origin, claiming descent from Carodoc, and the ancient Princes of Wales; the name properly Carodoc. His lordship's father, John Cradock, was Archbishop of Dublin, and died in 1778. Heir apparent, John Hobart, only son. --Debrett."

"NORTH MILFORD, (or North Milforth) a hamlet in the parish of Kirkby Wharfe, wapentake of Barkston Ash, and honour of Pontefract; 3 miles S. of Tadcaster."

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]


  • A complete set of Monumental inscriptions for the churchyard and the extension at St. John's, Kirkby Wharfe, has been produced by John Price of Louisiana



Church History


Church Records





Ask for a calculation of the distance from Kirkby Wharfe to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.


Memorial Inscriptions