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Pickhill, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Pickhill, a township and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The township bears the name of Pickhill-with-Boxby and lies on the river Swale, l½ mile NNE of Sinderby station on the N.E.R., and 6 miles W by N of Thirsk. It has a post office under Thirsk; money order and telegraph office, Kirklington. Acreage, 2184; population of township, 252; of the ecclesiastical parish, 569. The parish contains also the townships of Howe, Ainderby Quernhow, Sinderby, Holme, and Swainby- with-Allerthorpe. The manor belongs to the Kutson family. There is a Saxon camp. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon; net value, £190 with residence. Patron, Trinity College, Cambridge. The church is ancient, and consists of chancel, nave, and western tower, and was restored in 1877. There is a Wesleyan 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 parishPickhill All Saints 
Poor Law unionThirsk 

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

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 districtYO7
Post TownThirsk