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Cold Kirby, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Kirby Cold, a village and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire, on the top of the Hambleton Hills, 6½ miles W by N of Helmsley railway station, and 7 from Thirsk. There is a post office under Thirsk; money order office, Coxwold; telegraph office, Helmsley. Acreage, 1617; population, 143. The Hambleton Down, which is in the parish, is a well-known and old-established training ground for racehorses. There was a Roman settlement. The living is a vicarage, annexed to Scawton, in the diocese of York; joint value, £250. The church is good.

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

Church Records

Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Cold Kirby:

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1738-1813 1813-19301783-1812

Land and Property

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


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online: