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Kirklington, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Kirklington, a village, a township, and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The village stands 1 mile W of Sinderby railway station, and 6½ miles SE of Bedale, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bedale. The township bears the name of Kirklington-with-Upsland, and comprises 1987 acres; population, 258. The parish contains also the townships of East Tanfield and Sutton Howgrave. Acreage, 3875; population, 393. There are the remains of a fine old hall of the Wandesfords, and vestiges of a camp supposed to be Roman or Danish. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ripon; net value,, £550 with residence. The church is ancient, was restored in 1859, and has a tower. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishKirklington St. Mary 
Poor Law unionBedale 

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 Kirklington:

1568-1914 1569-19291569-1884

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Kirklington from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Kirklington 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:

CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtDL8