Kirkby Overblow  West Riding


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

KIRKBY-OVERBLOW, a village and a township in Knaresborongh district, and a parish partly also in Otley district, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on an eminence near the river Wharfe, 2 miles SE of Pannal r. station, and 4 SSE of Harrogate; commands a fine view over an extensive plain; and has a post office under Tadcaster.-The township comprises 1, 409 acres. ...

Real property, £3, 108. Pop., 280. Houses, 65.—The parish contains also the townships of Rigton, Sicklinghall, Kearby-with-Netherby, and Stainburn. Acres, 10, 704. Real property, £13, 487. Pop., 1, 569. Houses, 328The manor of K. O. belongs to Henry R. J. Scott, Esq; and that of Rigton, to the Earl of Harewood. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £944.* Patron, Lord Leconfield. The church is ancient, of various dates and styles; was repaired in 1781; has atower; and was formerly collegiate. The p. curacy of Stainburn is a separate benefice. There are Wesleyan chapels in K. O., Sicklinghall, Rigton, and Stainburn, a Roman Catholic church and monastery in Sicklinghall, a large school in the Gothic style in Rigton, parochial schools in K. O., Sicklinghall, and Stainburn, and charities £28. The school rooms in Rigton and Sicklinghall are used as chapels of ease.

Kirkby Overblow through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th May 2022

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