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Kirby Hill or Kirby on the Moor, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Kirby Hill or Kirby-on-the-Moor, a village, a township, and a parish in N.R. Yorkshire. The village stands on an eminence, near the river Ure, 1 mile NNW of Boroughbridge" railway station, and commands a view of York and Ripon cathedrals and sixteen churches. The township comprises-1213 acres; population, 125. The parish contains also the township of Langthorpe, parts of Humberton, Marton-le-Moor, and Milby. Post town, Boroughbridge. Population of the ecclesiastical parish, 620. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon; net value, £260 with residence. Patron, the Bishop. The church was restored and enlarged in 1869, and contains some fine Norman arches.

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

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