Place:Birkin, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameBirkin
Alt namesBerchigesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 313
Berchinesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 313
Berchingesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 313
TypeParish, Civil parish
Coordinates53.719°N 1.186°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoOsgoldcross Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Selby District, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Birkin is a village and civil parish in the south-west of the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England. It is north of the River Aire, near Beal, North Yorkshire. The closest town is Knottingley, in West Yorkshire, to the south-west. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 146, falling to 141 at the census 2011. Birkin is recorded in the Domesday Book as 'Birchinge', this and the present name indicate that the village was first established in a heavily wooded area of birch trees. The village church of St Mary's is a Grade I listed building and the village was the birthplace of the political philosopher Thomas Hill Green in 1836. The Tour de Yorkshire passed through Birkin on the second stage (Otley to Doncaster) of the 2016 race.

Comparing data from GENUKI with that from Wikipedia, some of the hamlets within Birkin parish (e.g. Chapel Haddesley, East Haddlesey, Hirst Courtney, Temple Hirst and West Haddlesey), were located in Selby Rural District rather than Osgoldcross Rural District.

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