Place:Bempton, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameBempton
Alt namesBentonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 305
TypeChapelry, Parish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates54.133°N 0.169°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoDickering Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Bridlington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
Buckton, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish absorbed by Bempton parish in 1935
Sewerby cum Marton, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish absorbed by Bempton parish in 1935
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Bempton is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, near the border with North Yorkshire. It is near the North Sea coast and Flamborough Head, and is situated about 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Bridlington. It lies on the B1229 road between Speeton and Flamborough. It is served by Bempton railway station which is on the Yorkshire Coast Line that runs between Hull and Scarborough.

According to the 2011 UK census, Bempton parish had a population of 1,040, a slight decrease on the 2001 UK census figure of 1,050.

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Bempton was originally an ancient parish in Dickering 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 Bempton, which had no townships, became a civil parish. In 1894 it became part of the Bridlington Rural District of the East Riding. In 1935 the parish was expanded when it absorbed the parishes of Buckton and Sewerby cum Marton.

In 1974 most of what had been the East Riding of Yorkshire was joined with the northern part of Lincolnshire to became a new English county named Humberside. The urban and rural districts of the former counties were abolished and Humberside was divided into non-metropolitan districts. The new organization did not meet with the pleasure of the local citizenry and Humberside was wound up in 1996. The area north of the River Humber was separated into two "unitary authorities"—Kingston-upon-Hull covering the former City of Hull and its closest environs, and the less urban section which, once again, named itself the East Riding of Yorkshire.


Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Bempton.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Bempton.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Bempton 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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