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Feliskirk or Felixkirk, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Feliskirk or Felixkirk, a village, a township, and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies under the Hambleton Hills, 4½ miles NE of Thirsk railway station. Acreage, 1190; population of the township, 99; of the ecclesiastical parish, with Boltby, 753. The parish contains also the townships of Thirlby, Boltby, and Sutton-under-WhitstoneCliffe. It has a post office under Thirsk; money order and telegraph office, Thirsk. Mount St John is a mansion here, on an eminence, which was anciently the site of a commandery of the Knights of St John of Jerusalem. Ravensthorpe Manor is a modern mansion in the neighbourhood. ' The living is a vicarage, consolidated with Boltby, in the diocese of York; net value, £474 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop of York. The Church of St Felix was almost entirely rebuilt in 1860, and was constructed on the model of the previous church, and a semicircular apsidal chancel stands upon the foundations of the original chancel. There are Congregational and Wesleyan chapels.

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 parishFelix-Kirk St. Felix 
Poor Law unionThirsk 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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