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Old Byland, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Byland, Old, a village, a township, and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire, on the river Rye, 4½ miles NW of Helmsley station on the N.E.R. Post town, Helmsley (R.S.O.) Acreage of township, 2737; population, 149. A Cistercian Abbey, an offshoot from Furness, was founded here in 1143 by Roger de Mowbray, but was removed four years afterwards to Byland Abbey, now Byland-with-Wass. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; value, £65. The church is old, having been built in 1100. There is also a Wesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

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

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1653-19141755-18121653-19271654-1974

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 Old Byland 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:

DistrictRyedale
CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Postal districtYO62
Post TownYork