Kirkby Malzeard  West Riding


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

KIRKBY-MALZEARD, a village, a township, and a sub-district, in Ripon district, and a parish partly also in Pately-Bridge district, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands 6 miles WNW of Ripon r. station, and has a postoffice, under Ripon. -The township comprises 3, 421 acres. Real property, £3, 301. ...

Pop., 730. Houses, 184.—The sub-district contains also the townships of Laverton, Grewelthorpe, and Azerley in K. M. parish, and five townships of Ripon parish. Acres, 24, 600. Pop., 3, 269. Houses, 757. The parish, in addition to its four townships already named, contains the townships of Fountains-Earth, Down stonebeck, Upper Stonebeck, and Hartwith-with-Winsley in Pateley-Bridge district. Acres, 57, 040. Real property, £30, 604; of which £150 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 4, 956; in 1861, 4, 680. Houses, 1, 007. The property, in many parts, is much subdivided. Mowbray Lodge, Azerley Hall, and Galphay Cottage are chief residences. A castle of the Mowbrays was in K. M. township. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Masham, in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £440.*-Patron, Trinity College, Cambridge. The church is old; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower; and contains an ancient font. The p. curacies of Grewelthorpe, Mickley, Dallaghill, Ramsgill, Middlesmoor, and Hartwith, are separate benefices. A mechanics' institute, an endowed school, and charities £150 are in K. M. township; and five churches, four dissenting chapels, several public schools and some charities are in the other townships.

Kirkby Malzeard through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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