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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

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Poor Law unionThirsk 
RidingNorth 
WapentakeBirdforth 

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


Church Records

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

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1642-18121754-19301690-19301653-1811

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Kirby Knowle from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

Online maps of Kirby Knowle are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

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

DistrictHambleton
CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Postal districtYO7
Post TownThirsk