Village Green, South Kilvington
South Kilvington shown within North Yorkshire
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||South Kilvington|
|Shire county||North Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||YO7 2|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||Thirsk and Malton|
The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Cheluitun in the Yarlestre hundred. The entry refers to the area around North Kilvington that was owned by Earl Edwin at the time of the Norman invasion and then granted to the Crown. During the 13th century, the lands became the demesne of Roger of Mowbray and around 1637, after many lands had been divided, the lord of the manor was Sir Arthur Ingram.
The village lies within the Thirsk and Malton UK Parliament constituency. It also lies within the Thirsk electoral division of North Yorkshire County Council and the Whitestonecliffe ward of Hambleton District Council.
The 1881 UK Census recorded the population as 261. In the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 231 of which 205 were over sixteen years old and 102 of those were in employment. There were 112 dwellings of which 72 were detached.
The village has a school, South Kilvington CE Primary. The school is in the catchment area for Thirsk School & Sixth Form College.
There is a church in the village dedicated to St Wilfrid. It is thought to date from the reign of Henry III. Some Saxon cross remains in the churchyard indicate that there may have been an older structure here. The church is a Grade II* listed building.
- Kilvington in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
- Bulmer's Topography, History and Directory (Private and Commercial) of North Yorkshire 1890. S&N Publishing. 1890. p. 728. ISBN 1-86150-299-0.
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, accessed 4 Dec 2010
- Ordnance Survey Open Viewer
- "2001 UK Census". Retrieved 30 December 2012.
- "Schools". Retrieved 30 December 2012.
- "Church Listing". Retrieved 30 December 2012.
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