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Birkby, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Birkby, a township and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the N.E.R., 2 miles SSE of Cowton station, and 7 NNW of Northallerton, which is the post town. Acreage, 1203; population of the civil parish, 68; of the ecclesiastical, 138. The parish includes also the township of Little Smeaton. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; net value, £187 with residence. The church is small and plain.

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 parishBirkby St. Peter 
Poor Law unionNorthallerton 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Birkby from the following:

Land and Property

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


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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 districtDL7
Post TownNorthallerton