UK Genealogy Archives logo

Birdforth, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Birdforth, a hamlet, township, and chapelry, in the N.R. Yorkshire. The chapelry is in Husthwaite parish, and lies 3 miles ENE of Sessay railway station, and 5 NNW of Easing-wold, which is the post town. Area of the township, 628 acres; population, 50. The property chiefly belongs to Viscount Downe, who is lord of the manor. The living is annexed to Husthwaite, in the diocese of York; joint net value, £280, in the gift of the Archbishop of York. The church is very ancient.

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 
Civil parishCoxwold 
Poor Law unionThirsk 

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

Church Records

Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Birdforth:


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Birdforth from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Birdforth are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online:

CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO61
Post TownYork