Place:Kirkham, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.0837°N 0.872°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoFirby (Westow), East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a part
Buckrose Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which the parish was located
Norton Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which the civil parish was a part 1894-1935
Firby (Westow), East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1935
Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been situated since 1974
Contained Places
Kirkham Priory
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Kirkham is a village 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 historically an extra parochial area in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It became a civil parish in 1866. In 1935 the civil parish was abolished and merged into the civil parish of Firby. In 1974 it was transferred to the new county of North Yorkshire, and when the parish of Firby was abolished it joined the parish of Westow.

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 south-east 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.

Research Tips

  • 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 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 expand 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.
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