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Newsham cum Breckenbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Newsham-cum-Breckenbrough, a village and a township in Kirby Wiske parish, in the N.R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the river Wiske, 2½ miles from Thirsk station on the N.E.R, Post town and money order and telegraph office, Kirby Wiske. Acreage of township, 1914; population, 188. Dean Hickes, the antiquary, and author of The " Thesaurus," was a native.

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 
Civil parishKirby Wisk 
Poor Law unionThirsk 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Newsham cum Breckenbrough from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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