Place:Arkendale, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameArkendale
Alt namesArchedenesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 313
Arghendenesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 313
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates54.034°N 1.406°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoGreat Ouseburn Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1938
Nidderdale Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1938-1974
Harrogate District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district in which Arkendale is now located
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


NOTE: There is also Arkengarthdale much further north in what is now North Yorkshire (formerly the North Riding of Yorkshire).


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Arkendale is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. It is seven miles north-east of Harrogate town, and a had a population of 278 according to the 2001 census. It consists of a Pub, a Village Hall, a Church and is close to Staveley village.

Historically, Arkendale was in the ecclesiastical parish of Knaresborough in the Lower division of the Claro Wapentake. From 1894 until 1938, Arkendale was located in Great Ouseburn Rural District and from 1938 until 1974 in Nidderdale Rural District. In 1974 the area became part of the Harrogate District of North Yorkshire.

The page, Great Ouseburn Rural District, has an outline map of all the civil parishes in the district.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Arkendale. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Knaresborough provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Arkendale.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to maps of the West Riding, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. Those listed here provide data for the part of the West Riding that transferred to North Yorkshire in 1974 plus the northern parts of Leeds and Bradford. These maps all blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding 1888. The "Sanitary Districts (which preceded the rural districts) for the whole of the West Riding.
  • Ordnance Survey Northern part of the West Riding 1900 The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (rural districts of Sedbergh, Settle, Skipton, Pateley Bridge, Ripon, Knaresborough, Great Ouseburn, Clitheroe, Wharfedale, Wetherby, York, Bishopthorpe, Keighley, the northern part of Bradford, the northern part of Leeds, the northern part of Hunslet Urban District, the northern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the northern part of Selby Rural District)
  • Ordnance Survey Northern part of the West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the northern part of the West Riding (mostly Settle, Skipton, Ripon and Pateley Bridge, and Nidderdale, with sections of Wharfedale and Wetherby) after the revisions of 1935.
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