Place:Biggin, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameBiggin
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.8064°N 1.1753°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoSelby Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1930s
Tadcaster Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1930s-1974
Selby District, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal 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.

History

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.

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