Place:Bishopsoil, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameBishopsoil
TypeCivil parish
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoHowden Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


Bishopsoil was a civil parish transferred to the civil parish of Gilberdyke in 1935. There is no reference to it in either Wikipedia nor GENUKI. However, it is to be found on the two earlier maps given in references below.

Gilberdyke was in the ecclesiastical parish of Eastrington in the wapentake of Howdenshire. From 1894 until 1974, Gilberdyke was located in Howden Rural District. It shall be assumed that the same information is true for Bishopsoil.

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 Gilberdyke. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Eastrington provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • Howdenshire History provides histories of towns and villages in the area provided by a local family historian. The stories of some families who emigrated to Ontario, Canada, are included.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Bishopsoil.
  • 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.