|Type||Township, Civil parish|
|Located in||East Riding of Yorkshire, England ( - 1974)|
|Also located in||Yorkshire, England |
|North Yorkshire, England (1974 - )|
|See also||Firby (Westow), East Riding of Yorkshire, England||ancient parish of which it was a part|
|Buckrose Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, England||wapentake in which the parish was located|
|Norton Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, England||rural district of which the civil parish was a part 1894-1935|
|Firby (Westow), East Riding of Yorkshire, England||civil parish into which it was absorbed in 1935|
|Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, England||district municipality in which it has been situated since 1974|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia
Kirkham is a village since 1974 in North Yorkshire, England, close to Malton, situated in the Howardian Hills alongside the River Derwent, and is notable for the nearby ruins of Kirkham Priory, an Augustinian establishment.
Kirkham was served by Kirkham Abbey railway station on the York to Scarborough Line between 1845 and 1930.
John Oxley (1785-1828), an explorer of southeast Australia, was born here.
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Kirkham was originally a township in the ancient parish of Westow in the Buckrose Wapentake of the East Riding of Yorkshire. Kirkham was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it became part of the Norton Rural District. In 1935 it was absorbed into the neighbouring civil parish of Firby (Westow).
In 1974 rural districts were abolished and the border between the East Riding of Yorkshire and the North Riding of Yorkshire was realigned. The North Riding changed its name to North Yorkshire.
Since 1974 Kirkahm has been in North Yorkshire, specifically within the Ryedale District.
- GENUKI on Kirkham which it describes as "extra parochial".
- A Vision of Britain through Time on Kirkham.
- The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Westow provides a list of useful resources for the local area, but there are no references for Kirkham.
- A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to three maps of the East Riding, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. These maps all blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
- For a discussion of where to find Archive Offices in Yorkshire, see GENUKI.
- Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England page.
Categories: East Riding of Yorkshire, England | Kirkham, East Riding of Yorkshire, England | Westow, East Riding of Yorkshire, England | Buckrose Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, England | Norton Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, England | Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, England | North Yorkshire, England