Old Byland Yorkshire Family History Guide

Old Byland is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.

Alternative names:

Riding: North Riding

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1661

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Scawton
  • Murton
  • Cold Kirby
  • Felixkirk with Boltby
  • Helmsley with Sproxton, Rievaulx and Carlton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BYLAND (Old), a parish in Helmsley district, N. R. Yorkshire; on the river Rye, 4½ miles NW of Helmsley, and 5½ NNE of Coxwold r. station. Post Town, Helmsley, under York. Acres, 2,733. Real property, £1,942. Pop., 157. Houses, 30. A Cistertian Abbey, an offshoot from Furness, was founded here, in 1143, by Roger de Mowbray; but was removed, four years afterwards, to Byland-Abbey. The living is a donative in the diocese of York. Value, £55. Patron, G. Wombwell, Esq. The church is old.

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Yorkshire
Civil Registration District: Helmsley
Probate Court: Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Diocese: York
Rural Deanery: Riddal
Poor Law Union: Helmsley
Hundred: Birdforth
Province: York