Place:Old Byland, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameOld Byland
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates54.227°N 1.159°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoHelmsley Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which the parish was a part 1894-1974
Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been situated since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


Wikipedia relates the story of the Battle of Old Byland of 1322 but does not mention that the place still exists. Today it is a farming community not far from Rievaulx Abbey.

Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Old Byland was part of Helmsley Rural District. Historically, it was an ecclesiastical parish in the Birdforth Wapentake.

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