Birkin is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.
Other places in the parish include: West Haddlesey, Temple Hurst, Temple Hirst, Hurst Courtney, Hirst Courtney, and Chapel Haddlesey.
Riding: West Riding
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1649
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1631
- Brayton with Barlow
- East Knottingley
- Monk Fryston
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
BIRKIN, a township in Pontefract district, and a parish in Pontefract and Selby districts, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Aire and on the Selby canal, 3¾ miles NE of Knottingley r. station, and 7½ SW of Selby. Acres, 2,064. Real property, £3,515. Pop., 168. Houses, 35. The parish contains also the townships of Hurst-Courtney, Temple-Hurst, Chapel-Haddlesey, and West Haddlesey; the last of which has a post office under Selby. Acres, 5,509. Real property, £9,438. Pop., 821. Houses, 184. The living is a rectory, with Chapel-Haddlesey chapelry, in the diocese of York. Value, £1,008. Patron, the Rev. T. Hill. The church is ancient. There are three Wesleyan chapels.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Civil Registration District: Pontefract
Probate Court: Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Rural Deanery: New Ainsty
Poor Law Union: Pontefract
Hundred: Barkstone Ash