Kirkby Fleetham, North Riding of Yorkshire
Kirkby Fleetham, a township and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire, near the river Swale, 3½ miles N of Leeming Lane railway station, and 4 N by E of Bedale, containing the villages of Fleetham and Great and Little Fencote, and with a post and telegraph office under Bedale; money order office, Leeming Bar. Acreage, 3126 of land and 28 of water; population, 565. Kirkby Hall is the seat of the Courage family, who are lords of the manor and principal landowners. The living is a vicarage, united with Fencotes, in the diocese of Ripon; net value, £169 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Ripon. The church is Norman, and was thoroughly restored in 1872, has a massive well-proportioned tower, and contains some fine monuments. There are remains of an ancient edifice, supposed to have been of a religious order, surrounded by a moat. There are also remnants of the ancient village of Kirkby. The vicarage was in the beginning of the 19th century transferred to Fleetham, nearly a mile distant.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Kirkby-Fleetham St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Bedale|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Kirkby Fleetham:
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Kirkby Fleetham from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Kirkby-Fleetham (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Kirkby Fleetham are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online: