kirk sty

1) The footpath to the church, a term less common than kirk gate.

a.1340 dicunt quod boscus subtus Neutonclyf inter molendinum de Neuton et Kirkesty de veteri vastatur, Pickering

1423 inter communem viam versus le Gill ... et illam semitam que communiter vocatur le Kirkesty, Aysgarth. It could be assimilated to kirk stile, as in Kirk Styles in Cumberworth, written Kirkstye in 1721, Kirkstyes in the census of 1851, and Kirk Stiles in 1854.

dates 1340 1423 1721

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