South Kilvington

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South Kilvington
Village Green, South Kilvington.jpg
Village Green, South Kilvington
South Kilvington is located in North Yorkshire
South Kilvington
South Kilvington
 South Kilvington shown within North Yorkshire
Population 243 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SE425840
Civil parish South Kilvington
District Hambleton
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town THIRSK
Postcode district YO7 2
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Thirsk and Malton
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire

Coordinates: 54°15′00″N 1°20′56″W / 54.249970°N 1.348760°W / 54.249970; -1.348760

South Kilvington is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated just off the A19, about one mile north of Thirsk.

History[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3]

Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland was killed here in 1489 by a mob of protesters against taxation.[4]

Governance[edit]

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.[5]

Geography[edit]

The original route of the A19 used to run through the village, it is now the A61. Cod Beck flows to the west of the village as part of the tributary system of the River Swale.[5]

The 1881 UK Census recorded the population as 261.[3] 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.[6]

Education[edit]

The village has a school, South Kilvington CE Primary. The school is in the catchment area for Thirsk School & Sixth Form College.[7]

Religion[edit]

South Kilvington, St Wilfred's Church

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.[3][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Kilvington in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
  3. ^ a b c Bulmer's Topography, History and Directory (Private and Commercial) of North Yorkshire 1890. S&N Publishing. 1890. p. 728. ISBN 1-86150-299-0. 
  4. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, accessed 4 December 2010
  5. ^ a b Ordnance Survey Open Viewer
  6. ^ "2001 UK Census". Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Schools". Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Church Listing". Retrieved 30 December 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to South Kilvington at Wikimedia Commons