Place:Knayton with Brawith, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameKnayton with Brawith
Alt namesKnaytonsource: village in parish
Brawithsource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.285°N 1.337°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoLeake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Allerton Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Thirsk Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
Hambleton District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Knayton with Brawith is a civil parish in the Hambleton District of North Yorkshire, England. The parish includes the village of Knayton and the hamlet of Brawith. Knayton with Brawith can be accessed from the A19 road. In 2011 the population, according to the UK census, was 318.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Knayton with Brawith.

Knayton with Brawith was originally a township in the ancient parish of Leake in the Allerton Wapentake of the North Riding of Yorkshire. Knayton with Brawith was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it became part of the Thirsk Rural District. Since 1974 it has been in North Yorkshire, specifically within the Hambleton District.

A nineteenth century description

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Knayton with Brawith from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

KNAYTON, a township and a [registration] sub-district, in Thirsk [registration] district, [North Riding of] Yorkshire. The township lies 4 miles NNE of Thirsk; is in Leake parish; and bears the name of Knayton-with-Brawith. Acres: 1,390. Real property, £2,939. Population: 368. Houses: 85. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

"The sub-district contains two entire parishes and seven townships of other parishes. Acres: 17,477. Population: 1,758. Houses, 378."

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