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Kirkburn and Battlebum, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Kirkburn and Battlebum, a village, a township, and a parish in E.R. Yorkshire. The village stands on an eminence in a vale at the foot of the Wolds, 2 miles S of Garton railway station, and 4 SW by W of Great Driffield, and has a post office under Driffield; money order and telegraph office, Driffield. The township contains the hamlet of Battle-burn. Acreage, 1410; population, 152. The parish includes also the townships of Southbum, Eastburn, and Tibthorpe. Acreage, 6221; population, 535. The manor belongs to the Sykes family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross value, .El 7 6 with residence. The church is mainly Norman, has a W tower, was restored in 1856, and contains a carved screen and a very ancient font. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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

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