Birkin  West Riding


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

BIRKIN, a township in Pontefract district, and a parish in Pontefract and Selby districts, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Aire and on the Selby canal, 3¾ miles NE of Knottingley r. station, and 7½ SW of Selby. Acres, 2,064. Real property, £3,515. Pop., 168. ...

Houses, 35. The parish contains also the townships of Hurst-Courtney, Temple-Hurst, Chapel-Haddlesey, and West Haddlesey; the last of which has a post office under Selby. Acres, 5,509. Real property, £9,438. Pop., 821. Houses, 184. The living is a rectory, with Chapel-Haddlesey chapelry, in the diocese of York. Value, £1,008.* Patron, the Rev. T. Hill. The church is ancient. There are three Wesleyan chapels.

Birkin through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Birkin, in Selby and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st June 2021

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