Place:Luttons Ambo, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameLuttons Ambo
Alt namesEast and West Luttonsource: hamlets making up Luttons Ambo
Luttonssource: modern name for the civil parish
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates54.13905°N 0.55973°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoDriffield Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part until 1935
Norton Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the parish was situated 1935-1974
Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district in which it is now located
Buckrose Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
source: Family History Library Catalog


NOTE: Luttons Ambo should not be confused with Huttons Ambo which is not far away.

Luttons Ambo is made up of two villages: West Lutton and East Lutton. The term Ambo means "twin". Historically, it was located in the ecclesiastical parish of Weaverthorpe in the Buckrose Wapentake.

In 1935 the boundaries of the rural districts of Driffield, Norton and Sherburn were redrawn. Sherburn was abolished entirely and the civil parishes of Luttons Ambo, Helperthorpe, Weaverthorpe, Butterwick and Foxholes with Boythorpe (which are in a line from west to east) moved from Driffield to Norton. Compare the maps Ordnance Survey 1900 and Ordnance Survey 1944 below.

When the civil parish of Luttons Ambo was transferred to Norton Rural District, its name was changed to Luttons.

Since the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Luttons is located in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Luttons Ambo.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Weaverthorpe provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Luttons Ambo.
  • 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.