Kirkby Overblow


Kirkby Overblow

Kirkby Overblow is a village in North Yorkshire, England that is situated between Wetherby and 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.

History

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]

References

External links

* [http://www.kirkbyoverblow.com Village website]
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