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Oswaldkirk, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Oswaldkirk, a village, a township, and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The village stands 1½ mile N of Gilling railway station, and 8½ miles S of Helmsley. It has a post and telegraph office under York; money order office, Ampleforth. The township includes the village, and extends into the country. Acreage, including the hamlet of West Newton Grange, 2166; population, 182. The manor belongs to the Henderson family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; net value, £400 with residence. The church is ancient, has some Norman work, was completely restored in 1886, and consists of chancel, nave, and a western tower. K. Dodsworth, the antiquary, 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 
Ecclesiastical parishOswaldkirk St. Oswald 
Poor Law unionHelmsley 

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Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO62
Post TownYork