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Birdsall, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Birdsall, a township, a village, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire, 1¾ mile SW of North Grimston railway station, and 5½ miles S by E of New Malton. Post and money order office, York; telegraph office, Malton. Acreage, 4031; population, 366. Birdsall Hall, a seat of Lord Middleton, is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £62. Patron, Lord Middleton. The church is a handsome edifice, built in 1825 by Lord Middleton. Henry Burton, the famous Puritan divine, who died in 1648, was a native. Traces of a Danish encampment have been found

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Ecclesiastical parishBirdsall St. Mary 
Poor Law unionMalton 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Birdsall from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO17
Post TownMalton