Place:Askham Richard, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameAskham Richard
Alt namesAscamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 313
Aschamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 313
Askham-Richardsource: Family History Library Catalog
West Askhamsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish, Village, Civil parish
Coordinates53.918°N 1.186°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoAinsty Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located, forming the rural region around the City of York
Bishopthorpe Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1937
York, Yorkshire, Englandcity into which it was absored 1937-1974
Selby District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict in which Askham Richard was located 1974-1996
York, Yorkshire, Englandunitary authority of which it has been part since 1996
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Askham Richard is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of City of York in the north of England, six and a half miles south-west of York, close to Copmanthorpe, Bilbrough and Askham Bryan. Prior to 1996 it formed part of the district of Selby. The village became a Conservation Area in 1975. Nearby is Askham Bryan College of Agriculture.


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The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The name comes from ascam or ascha meaning "enclosure of ash-tree". It has been also known as "Little" or "West" Askham". The "Richard" in the village name is reputed to be that of Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall.

The villages of Askham Richard and close-by Askham Bryan were once just one manor around the time of Edward the Confessor and belonged to Edwin, Earl of Mercia. When Edwin's lands were confiscated by the William the Conqueror, the village was granted to Roger de Mowbray who then passed the Manor to his friend, William de Tykhill, a former Warden of Foss Bridge.[1]

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Askham Richard.

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