Kirkham, East Riding of Yorkshire
Kirkham, formerly an extra-parochial tract, now a parish, in the E.R. Yorkshire, on the river Derwent, and on the York and Scarborough railway, 6 miles SW of Malton. It has a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office, of the name of Kirkham Abbey, under York. Acreage, 273; population, 40. An Augustinian priory was founded here in 1121 by Sir Walter Espec, was given at the dissolution to Henry Kuyvet, and has left some interesting remains, including a beautiful gate of the time of Edward I., a Norman doorway, the E end of the choir, and part of the cloisters. The site of the priory was partially excavated in 1886.
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Kirkham are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following East Riding newspapers online: