Place:Clapham cum Newby, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameClapham cum Newby
Alt namesClapehamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 314
Claphamsource: wikipedia
Newbysource: wikipedia
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates54.121°N 2.402°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoClapham, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Staincliffe and Ewcross Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Settle Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1934-1974
Craven, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog



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

Clapham-cum-Newby is a civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. It was formerly in the Settle Rural District. It contains the villages of Clapham and Newby.

According to the 2001 UK census, Clapham-cum-Newby parish had a population of 659.

Clapham Village

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

Clapham is a village in the civil parish of Clapham cum Newby in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. It was previously in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It lies within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, north-west of Settle, and just off the A65 road.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Clapham, North Yorkshire.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Clapham from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"CLAPHAM, a township and a parish in Settle district, {West Riding of] Yorkshire. The township lies on the Skipton and Lancaster railway, near Ingleborough mountain, 5¾ miles NW of Settle; bears the name of Clapham-cum-Newby; includes the hamlet of Clapdale; and has a station, of the name of Clapham, on the railway, a post office of the same name under Lancaster, and fairs on 21 Sept. and 2 Oct. Acres: 14,720. Real property: £5,728. Population: 809. Houses: 160.
"The parish contains also the townships of Austwick and Lawkland. Acres: 24,340. Real property: £15,046. Population: 1,708. Houses: 352. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage, united with the [perpetual] curacy of Austwick, in the diocese of Ripon. Value: £300.* Patron: the Bishop of Ripon. The church is a neat modern structure, with embattled tower. A school has £31 from endowment; and other charities, £159."

Newby

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Newby from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"NEWBY, a hamlet in Clapham parish, {West Riding of] Yorkshire; 4 miles W of Bentham [railway] station, and 7 N E of Settle. Population: 125. The manor belongs to the Farrer family. There are an endowed school, and charities £13."

Research Tips

This is by far the most complete history of the parishes of the county to be found online. The chapters are ordered by the divisions of the county called wapentakes, but each chapter is linked to the volume's content page.
  • GENUKI has a page on all three ridings of Yorkshire and pages for each of the ecclesiastical parishes in the county. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each.
These are based on a gazetteer dated 1835 and there may have been a number of alterations to the parish setup since then. However, it is worthwhile information for the pre civil registration era. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and the submitter is very firm about his copyright. This should not stop anyone from reading the material.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851 which gives the registration district and wapentake for each parish, together with statistics from the 1851 census for the area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, Yorkshire North Riding, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72.
  • Map of the North Riding divisions in 1888 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • Map of North Riding divisions in 1944 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • The above two maps indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.
  • Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England page.
This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Clapham cum Newby. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Clapham, North Yorkshire. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.