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Kirk Fenton, Yorkshire Family History Guide

Kirk Fenton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.

Other places in the parish include: Little Fenton and Biggin.

Alternative names: Church Fenton

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1627
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Kirk Fenton

Historical Descriptions

Kirk Fenton

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales1870

CHURCH-FENTON, or Kirk-Fenton, a township and a parish in Tadcaster district, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the Great Northern railway, near the river Wharfe, 5 miles SSE of Tadcaster; and has a station on the railway. Acres, 2, 160. Real property, £2, 823. Pop., 469. Houses, 102. The parish contains also the townships of Little Fenton and Biggin. Post town, South Milford. Acres, 4, 410. Real property, £4, 589. Pop., 711. Houses, 150. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £125. Patron, the Archbishop of York. The church is cruciform, of various dates, from Norman downward; and was repaired in 1859.

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

Biggin

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Biggin, 1 mile E. Kirk-Fenton. P. 126

Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

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Administration

County: Yorkshire
Civil Registration District: Tadcaster
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Prebend of Fenton
Diocese: York
Rural Deanery: New Ainsty
Poor Law Union: Barwick Gilbert Union
Hundred: Barkstone Ash
Province: York