- Kirkby Overblow
Kirkby Overblow is a village in
North Yorkshire, Englandthat is situated between Wetherbyand Harrogate. It lies to the west of Sicklinghall.It has a church called All Saints [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/Churches/WRYother/KirkbyoverblowAllSaints.jpg] There are two pubs in Kirkby Overblow. The Shoulder of Mutton, which boasts a large beer garden, and the Star and Garter. Kirkby Overblow has a bus stop, but no train station or post office.
The first written reference to Kirkby Overblow appears in the
Domesday Book, where it appears as "Cherchebi". The "Kirkby" part of the name is a common prefix, simply meaning a settlement by a church, while "Overblow" is a corruption of "Oreblow", a reference to the village's iron-smelting past. [Orblauers - A History of Kirkby Overblow, Kearby-with-Netherby and Dunkeswick, published 1995. ISBN 0-9525598-0-3]
* [http://www.kirkbyoverblow.com Village website]
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