Kirby Underdale

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Kirby Underdale
East Riding
Parish Church, Kirby Underdale.jpg
All Saints, Kirby Underdale
Grid reference: SE806585
Location: 54°1’1"N, 0°46’12"W
Population: 125  (2011)
Post town: York
Postcode: YO41
Dialling code: 01759
Local Government
Council: East Riding of Yorkshire
East Yorkshire

Kirby Underdale is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, six miles north of Pocklington town centre and a mile north of the main A166 road from York to Driffield.

The wider civil parish inludes also such hamlets as Garrowby, Painsthorpe and Uncleby. According to the 2011 census, Kirby Underdale parish had a population of 125.

The church, All Saints, is a Grade I listed building.[1]


In 1823 Kirby Underdale village and parish were listed as "Kirby Guderdale", and as being in the Wapentake of Buckrose. All Saints' Church and its benefice was in the patronage of the King. Population at the time was 385, which included two farmers, one of whom was a butcher, a blacksmith, a grocer, and a carpenter. Included in the parish and its population was the hamlet of Garraby, a mile south-west, with two farmers and Sir F. L. Wood.[2]

Sir Francis Lindley Wood of Garrowby Hall and Hickleton Hall was lord of the manor and owner of most parish land, and provided a schoolmaster to teach poor parish children at Uncleby, a further parish hamlet a mile north of Kirby. One mile farther to the north was the parish hamlet of Hanging Grimston, and a mile to the south-east was Painsthorpe, where Rear-Admiral Charles Richardson lived. The population by 1840 was 293, with parish occupations that included twenty-one farmers, two wheelwrights, two shopkeepers, a tailor, a woodman, and a gamekeeper. Further residents were a schoolmaster and schoolmistress, a parish clerk, a yeoman, and the parish incumbent at the rectory.[3]

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  1. National Heritage List 1083837: Church of All Saints (Grade I listing)
  2. Baines, Edward: 'History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York' (1823); pages 209, 361
  3. White, William (1840). History, Gazetteer and Directory of the East and North Ridings of Yorkshire. p. 347. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 7.