Searching for "KIRBY WISKE"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    Kirby Wiske Yorkshire Kirby Wiske , par., township, and vil., North-Riding Yorkshire--par., 5998 ac., pop. 854; township, 1108 ac., pop. 223; vil., on river Bartholomew
    KIRBY-WISKE Yorkshire KIRBY-WISKE , a township and a parish in Thirsk district, N. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Wiske Imperial
    Maunby Yorkshire township, Kirby Wiske par., North-Riding Yorkshire, on river Swale, 5 miles S W. of Northallerton, 1546 ac., pop. 205. Bartholomew
    Newby Wiske Yorkshire Wiske , township, vil., and seat with ry. sta., Kirby Wiske par., North-Riding Yorkshire, on river Wiske, 4 miles SW. of Northallerton Bartholomew
    NEWBY-WISKE Yorkshire WISKE , a township in Kirby-Wiske parish, N. R. Yorkshire; on the river Wiske, and on the Melmerby and Northallerton Imperial
    NEWSHAM Yorkshire Kirby-Wiske parish, N. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the river Swale, near the Northeastern railway, 4 miles W by N of Thirsk Imperial
    Newsham with Breckenbrough Yorkshire Breckenbrough , township, Kirby Wiske par., North-Riding Yorkshire, on river Swale, 4 miles NW. of Thirsk, 1914 ac., pop. 210. Bartholomew
    NORTHALLERTON Yorkshire Kirby-Sigston, Ainderby-Steeple, Danby-Wiske, and Great Langton, five townships and a chapelry of Leake, three townships of Osmotherley Imperial
    OTTERINGTON (South) Yorkshire Wiske, ¾ of a mile W of Otterington r. station, and 4½ S by E of Northallerton. The parish comprises 1, 414 acres; and .its post town is Kirby Imperial
    PICKHILL Yorkshire township, but includes South Otterington parish and two townships of Kirby-Wiske. Acres, 8, 447. Pop., 1, 557. Houses, 333- Imperial
    Wiske Yorkshire flows W. and S., past Appleton, Danby Wiske, and South Otterington, to the Swale, below Kirby Wiske; is 24 miles long. Bartholomew
    WISKE (The) Yorkshire running about 24 miles westward and southward, past Appleton, Danby-Wiske, and South Otterington, to the Swale, below Kirby-Wiske. Imperial
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