Birdforth

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Birdforth
The Corner Cupboard, Birdforth - geograph.org.uk - 1522034.jpg
The Corner Cupboard, Birdforth
Birdforth is located in North Yorkshire
Birdforth
Birdforth
Birdforth shown within North Yorkshire
Population 13 
OS grid reference SE485557
Civil parish
  • Birdforth
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town YORK
Postcode district YO61 4
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
54°10′39″N 1°15′27″W / 54.17751°N 1.25761°W / 54.17751; -1.25761Coordinates: 54°10′39″N 1°15′27″W / 54.17751°N 1.25761°W / 54.17751; -1.25761

Birdforth is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 13. The population remained less than 100 at the 2011 Census. Details are included in the civil parish of Long Marston, North Yorkshire. The village is on the A19 road, about six miles south of Thirsk.

History[edit]

Birdforth was also the name of one of the wapentakes, or subdivisions, of the North Riding of Yorkshire, which covered the area around the village. A school was built in 1875, but closed in 1961.[1]

Governance[edit]

The village lies within the Thirsk and Malton UK Parliament constituency. It is also within the Easingwold electoral division of North Yorkshire County Council and the Helperby ward of Hambleton District Council.[2]

Geography[edit]

The nearest settlements to the village are Hutton Sessay .8 miles (1.3 km) to the north-west; Carlton Husthwaite 0.9 miles (1.4 km) to the north-east and Thormanby 0.7 miles (1.1 km) to the south. Birdforth Beck, which flows at the south end of the village, is part of the tributary system of the River Swale.[2]

The 1881 UK Census recorded the population as 42.[1]

Religion[edit]

Birdforth Chapel

There is a church in the village dedicated to St Mary. The Grade II Listed Norman Church was partly rebuilt in 1585, but is no longer in use.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bulmer's Topography, History and Directory (Private and Commercial) of North Yorkshire 1890. S&N Publishing. 1890. p. 722. ISBN 1-86150-299-0. 
  2. ^ a b Ordnance Survey Open Viewer
  3. ^ "Church Listing". Retrieved 29 December 2012.