Place:Bessingby, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameBessingby
Alt namesBasingebisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 305
Basinghebisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 305
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates54.067°N 0.237°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 1894-1935
Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1935
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Bessingby is a village now back in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England after a sojourn in the short-lived county of Humberside. It lies just southeast of the A614 road, approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) southwest of Bridlington. The village forms part of Bridlington civil parish.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Bessingby.

Bessingby 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 Bessingby, 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 abolished and absorbed into Bridlington.

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