Birkby  North Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Birkby like this:

BIRKBY, a township and a parish in Northallerton district, N. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the Great Northern railway, 1½ mile SSE of Cowton station, and 6 NNW of Northallerton. Real property, £1,263. Pop., 87. Houses, 15. The parish includes also the townships of Hutton-Bowville and Little Smeaton; and its Post Town is East Cowton, under Northallerton. Acres, 3,619. Real property, £4,166. Pop., 298. Houses, 51. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value, £233.* Patron, Rev. W. R. Holmes. The church is very good.

Birkby through time

Birkby is now part of Hambleton district. Click here for graphs and data of how Hambleton has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Birkby itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Birkby, in Hambleton and North Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 08th December 2021

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