Place:


Kirk Smeaton  West Riding

 

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

SMEATON-KIRK, a parish, with a village, in Hemsworth district, W. R. Yorkshire; 2½ miles SW of Womersley r. station, and 5½ SE of Pontefract. Post town, Pontefract. Acres, 1,770. Real property, £3,326. Pop., 333. Houses, 75. The manor belongs to the Neviles. Smeaton Crags are picturesque. Traces exist of a Roman camp. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value, £370. Patron, Earl Fitzwilliam. The church is Norman. There is a slightly endowed school.

Kirk Smeaton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/14241

Date accessed: 25th July 2024


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