Dishforth, Yorkshire Family History Guide

Dishforth is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Yorkshire, created in 1747 from chapelry in Topcliffe with Dalton Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Topcliffe Christ Church

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1864
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1872

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Hutton Conyers
  • Marton le Moor
  • Topcliffe with Dalton
  • Cundall
  • Norton le Clay

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DISHFORTH, a township-chapelry and a sub-district in Ripon district and N. R. Yorkshire. The chapelry is in Topcliffe parish; lies near Leeming-Lane, 2¾ miles SSE of Baldersby-Gate r. station, and 4 NNW of Borough-bridge; and has a post office under Thirsk. Acres, 1,714. Real property, £3,636. Pop., 401. Houses, 84. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of York. Value, £80. Patron, the Vicar of Topclifle. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

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Census returns for Dishforth, 1841-1891

Church Records

Births, 1819-1837 Author: Dishforth Chapel (Dishforth, Yorkshire : Baptist)

Bishop’s transcripts for Dishforth, 1872-1876 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Dishforth (near Boroughbridge, Yorkshire)

Early records of the Baptist Church at Bedale, Masham, Snape, Dishforth, Boroughbridge Author: Baptist Church (Bedale, Yorkshire)

England, Yorkshire, Dishforth, parish registers, 1864-1990 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Dishforth (near Boroughbridge, Yorkshire); North Yorkshire County Record Office (Northallerton, Yorkshire)

Computer printout of Dishforth and Borough Bridge, Dishforth and Langforth Chapels Particular Baptist, Yorks., Eng

Computer printout of Dishforth, Yorks., Eng


Monumental inscriptions, Dishforth Cemetery, North Yorkshire Author: Sampson, Alex; Cleveland Family History Society


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Yorkshire
  • Civil Registration District: Ripon
  • Probate Court: Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
  • Diocese: York
  • Rural Deanery: Bulmer
  • Poor Law Union: Great Ouseburn Gilbert Union
  • Hundred: Hallikeld
  • Province: York