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South Kilvington, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Kilvington, South, a village, a township, and a parish in N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the rivulets Cod beck and Whitelass beck, 2 miles N of Thirsk railway station. It has a post office under Thirsk; money order and telegraph office, Tbtrsk. Acreage, 935; population, 209. The parish contains also the townships of Upsall and Thombrough. Acreage, 2936; population, 358. A castle of the Scrope family was at Upsall. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; gross value, £550 with residence. Patrons, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. The church is ancient but good, has a wooden tower, and contains a font of the time of Edward IV., engraved with the arms of the Scrope family.

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 South Kilvington:


Land and Property

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


Online maps of South Kilvington 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 districtYO7
Post TownThirsk