Kirby Hill, Harrogate

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Coordinates: 54°06′34″N 1°24′19″W / 54.10953°N 1.40516°W / 54.10953; -1.40516

Kirby Hill
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Kirby Hill, the Green
Kirby Hill is located in North Yorkshire
Kirby Hill
Kirby Hill
 Kirby Hill shown within North Yorkshire
Population 355 
OS grid reference SE389683
Civil parish Kirby Hill
District Harrogate
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town YORK
Postcode district YO51 9
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Skipton and Ripon (UK Parliament constituency)
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Kirby Hill is a small rural village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. It is approximately one mile north of the market town of Boroughbridge. Formerly known as Kirby-on-the-Moor, the village is surrounded by open countryside on 3 sides and affords long-range views towards the North Yorks Moors and the Yorkshire Dales.

History[edit]

The village is mentioned twice in the Domesday Book as Chirchbi in the Hallikeld hundred. The lands were owned by Gospatric, son of Arnketil at the time of the Norman invasion. Afterwards the lands passed to the Crown, but he remained lord of the manor on behalf of the King.[1] The manor passed at some point to the Mowbray family and thence part of it by sale, to the Prior of Newburgh Pirory. After the dissolution, the manor was granted to Nevill's of Thornton Bridge. The Nevill's sold the manor to Sir Robert Long in 1672. Eventually the manor was sold in the 19th century to the Rawson family of Nidd Hall.[2][3]

The army of Sir Andreas de Harcla mustered his forces near the village prior to the Battle of Boroughbridge in 1322.[4]

There was a branch line of the North Eastern railway that ran through the parish. The line ran form Pilmoor Junction on the East Coast Main Line near Easingwold to Knaresborough via Boroughbridge. Opened in 1847, it closed in 1964.[2][3][5]

Skelton windmill used to stand on a hill near the village.[2]

Governance[edit]

The village lies within the Skipton and Ripon UK Parliament constituency. It is also within the Boroughbridge electoral division of North Yorkshire County Council and the Newby ward of Harrogate Borough District Council.[6] The local Praish Council has nine members.[7]

Geography[edit]

The village lies along the B6265. The nearest settlements are Milby 0.88 miles (1.42 km) to the south-east; Langthorpe 0.7 miles (1.1 km) to the south; Skelton-on-Ure 1.7 miles (2.7 km) to the west and Marton-le-Moor 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the north-west. The village lies at an elevation between 85 feet (26 m) and 131 feet (40 m) above sea level.[6]

The 2001 UK Census recorded the population as 355, of which 294 were over the age of sixteen years old and 168 of these were in employment. There were 155 dwellings of which 105 were detached.[8]

Education[edit]

Kirby Hill Church of England Primary School has a brand new school building, opened in June 2002. The old school near the Vicarage was built in 1867.[2][9] The school is in the catchemnt area of Boroughbridge High School for Secondary education.[10]

Religion[edit]

All Saints Church, Kirby Hill

The Grade I listed church of All Saints, Kirby-on-the-Moor is over 1,000 years old and was thoroughly restored in 1870. There used to be a Wesleyan chapel in the village.[2][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kirby Hill in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e Bulmer's Topography, History and Directory (Private and Commercial) of North Yorkshire 1890. S&N Publishing. 1890. p. 733. ISBN 1-86150-299-0. 
  3. ^ a b "Parish History". Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Local History of Battle". Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Local History". Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Ordnance Survey Open Viewer
  7. ^ "Parish Council". Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "2001 UK Census". Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "School History". Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Education". Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Church Listing". Retrieved 1 January 2013. 

External links[edit]

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