Birkin Yorkshire Family History Guide

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.

Alternative names: 

Riding: West Riding

Parish church: 

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1649
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1631

Nonconformists include: 

Adjacent Parishes

  • Carlton
  • Brotherton
  • Brayton with Barlow
  • East Knottingley
  • Kellington
  • Monk Fryston
  • Snaith

Historical Descriptions

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].


County: Yorkshire
Civil Registration District: Pontefract
Probate Court: Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Diocese: York
Rural Deanery: New Ainsty
Poor Law Union: Pontefract
Hundred: Barkstone Ash
Province: York