Information about the parish

The village of Kirkby Malzeard is the main centre of population within the parish, with the smaller village of Laverton situated approx. 1 mile  to the South. It is a rural area, historically based on agriculture, with a number of working farms still remaining, particularly within Dallowgill. There are a number of other local businesses, details of which can be found on the community website 'Kirkby Malzeard Area Guide'


The census (carried out in March 2011) separates the overall Parish into the two individual parishes and provides a total population for Kirkby Malzeard parish of 887 with an additional 260 people living within the Laverton/Dallowgill parish. There were 429 males and 458 females in Kirkby Malzeard parish and 127 males and 133 females in Laverton/Dallowgill parish. 

400 dwellings were recorded in Kirkby Malzeard parish with 376 permanently occupied, together with 126 dwellings in Laverton/Dallowgill parish of which 109 were permanently occupied.

The breakdown of age groups in 2011 was as follows:

0-9 years       Kirkby Malzeard parish 114   Laverton/ Dallowgill parish 19

10-17 years     92  21

18-29 years     59 19

30-44 years   183 37

45-59 years   154 71

60-74 years   180 69

75-84 years     84 20

85-100 years   21  4

Interestingly the 1991 census return for Kirkby Malzeard was 592 with 169 being 60 or over.

Further information of this nature can be obtained from the Office of National Statistics website on this link:

For records of burials, baptisms and marriages in the Parish between 1653 and 1900 information is available on

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