Kirkby Malham  West Riding


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

KIRKBY-IN-MALHAM-DALE, a parish chiefly in Settle district, but partly also in Skipton district, W. R. Yorkshire; on the river Aire, 3½ miles NNW of BellBusk r. station, and 5 ESE of Settle. It contains the townships of Otterburn, Airton, Scosthrop, Calton, Kirkby-Malham, Hanlith, Malham-Moor, and Malham, -the last of which has a post office under Leeds. ...

Acres, 22, 040. Real property, £15, 230. Pop., 882. Houses, 175. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to W. Morrison, Esq. The area includes much picturesque scenery; and contains Malham-Cove, Goredale-Scar, and other objects attractive to tourists. A number of the inhabitants are employed in cotton mills. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £148. Patron, W. Morrison, Esq. The church is of the time of Henry VII., large and handsome; and contains, on most of its columns, tabernacle niches which once were occupied by statues. There are two Wesleyan chapels, a grammar school with £21 a year from endowment, and charities £84.

Kirkby Malham through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 29th February 2024

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