Place:Acklam, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameAcklam
Alt namesAclunsource: Wikipedia
TypeChapelry, Parish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates54.0453°N 0.8038°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoBuckrose Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake of which it was a part
Norton Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which the parish was a part 1894-1974
Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district in which it was located since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
NOTE: West Acklam was a small village and then a suburb of Middlesbrough on Teesside in the North Riding. It is now absorbed into the town.
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Acklam is a small village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. Prior to 1974 it was located in Norton Rural District in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is situated approximately 19 miles (31 km) north-east of York city centre and 6.5 miles (10.5 km) south of the town of Malton.

According to the 2001 UK census, Acklam parish had a population of 183.

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Acklam was originally an ancient parish in Buckrose Wapentake in the East Riding of Yorkshire. In 1866 the status of civil parish was introduced and this was taken on by most ancient parishes and also by their subsidiary townships if they were of any size at all. In 1866 both Acklam and its township of Leavening became civil parishes. In 1894 they each became part of the Norton Rural District of the East Riding. In 1974 rural districts were abolished and the border between the East Riding of Yorkshire and the North Riding of Yorkshire was realigned. The North Riding changed its name to North Yorkshire. Since 1974 Acklam has been in North Yorkshire, specifically within the Ryedale District.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Acklam.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Acklam.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Acklam provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to three maps of the East Riding, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. These maps all blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
  • For a discussion of where to find Archive Offices in Yorkshire, see GENUKI.
  • Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England page.
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