Thirsk, North Yorkshire

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Thirsk is a town in North Yorkshire

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Thirsk within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Thirsk in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Thirsk, market town, par., and township with ry. sta. (Thirsk Junction), North-Riding Yorkshire, on the Cod Beck, a tributary of the Swale, 22½ miles NW. of York and 210 miles from London by rail - par., 8699 ac., pop. 5772; township, 3251 ac., pop. 3337; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks. Market-day, Monday. Thirsk is divided by the stream into two parts, the Old Town and the New Town, and a little to the S. is the suburb of Sowerby. The chief architectural features of the town are the spacious market-place and the fine old church. There are mfrs. of agricultural implements, leather, and saddlery, with some malting and brewing. Thirsk returned two members to Parliament from the time of Edward VI. until 1832, and 1 member from 1832 until 1885.

Thirsk in the Domesday Book

A village in Yarlestre hundred, in the county of Yorkshire.

Two manors recorded in Domesday. is a Good Stuff website.