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Kirby Knowle, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Kirby Knowle, a village, a township, and a parish in N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies under the Hambleton Hills, 5 miles NE by N of Thirsk railway station. Acreage,. 1579; population, 99. The parish contains also the townships of Balk and Bagby. There is a post office at Bagby, under Thirsk; money order and telegraph office, Thirsk.. Acreage, 4101; population of the civil parish, 386; of the ecclesiastical, 419. The living is a rectory, with Bagby and Balk annexed, in the diocese of York; net value, £340 with residence. The church was erected in 1873, on the site of an old one, and is in the Early English style. There is a chapel of ease and a Wesleyan chapel at Bagby.

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 
Poor Law unionThirsk 

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO7
Post TownThirsk