|Type||Village, Civil parish|
|Located in||West Riding of Yorkshire, England ( - 1974)|
|Also located in||North Yorkshire, England (1974 - )|
|Yorkshire, England |
|See also||Selby Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, England||rural district of which it was a part 1894-1930s|
|Tadcaster Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, England||rural district of which it was a part 1930s-1974|
|Selby District, North Yorkshire, England||municipal district of which it has been a part since 1974|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
Biggin is a village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England. It is 7 miles northwest of the town of Selby.
The name 'Biggin' is said to derive from "'bigging' which is Middle English for "a building" and later for "an outbuilding or an outhouse." In 1820 Biggin had a population of 164 people. According to a gazetteer of the 1820s, Biggin was in Church Fenton parish and in Barkston Ash wapentake.