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Kirby Wiske, Northumberland

Historical Description

Kirby Wiske, a village, a township, and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Wiske, near its influx to the Swale, and near the N.E.R., 2 miles S of Ottrington railway station, and 4½ NW of Thirsk, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Thirsk. Acreage, 1108; population, 211. The parish contains also the townships of Maunby, Newby Wiske, and Newsham-with-Breckenbrough. Acreage, 5998; population, 750. About half of the land is in pasture. Traces of a Roman camp are at Kirby Wiske township. The living is a rectory, with Maunby annexed, in the diocese of Ripon; net value, £530 with residence. Patroness, the Dowager-Duchess of Northumberland. The church is ancient, has a fine Norman door and a tower, and was restored in 1872. There is also a Primitive Methodist chapel. Roger Ascham, Dr George Hickes, and Archbishop Palliser were natives.

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

Land and Property

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