|Type||Parish, Civil parish|
|Located in||West Riding of Yorkshire, England ( - 1974)|
|Also located in||Yorkshire, England |
|North Yorkshire, England (1974 - )|
|See also||Knaresborough Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, England||rural district in which it was located 1894-1937|
|Nidderdale Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, England||rural district in which it was located 1937-1974|
|Harrogate District, North Yorkshire, England||district municipality of which it has been a part since 1974|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Hampsthwaite is now a small commuter village on the south bank of the River Nidd on the western edge of the Victorian spa town of Harrogate.
Administratively, it is a civil parish in the borough of Harrogate and the county of North Yorkshire, England with a population of approximately 1200.
In 1304, Edward I granted a charter to Hampsthwaite to hold an annual market and fair on the Feast of St Thomas the Martyr. Hampsthwaite is one of the few churches in the UK to be named after St Thomas Becket.
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Historically, Hampsthwaite was an ecclesiastical parish in the Lower division of the
Claro Wapentake. From 1894 until 1937, Hampsthwaite was located in Knaresborough Rural District and from 1937 until 1974 in Nidderdale Rural District. In 1974 the area became part of the Harrogate District of North Yorkshire.
The page, Knaresborough Rural District, has an outline map of all the civil parishes in the district.
- GENUKI on Hampsthwaite. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
- The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Hampsthwaite provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
- A Vision of Britain through Time on Hampsthwaite.
- A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to maps of the West Riding, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. Those listed here provide data for the part of the West Riding that transferred to North Yorkshire in 1974 plus the northern parts of Leeds and Bradford. These maps all blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
- Ordnance Survey West Riding 1888. The "Sanitary Districts (which preceded the rural districts) for the whole of the West Riding.
- Ordnance Survey Northern part of the West Riding 1900 The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (rural districts of Sedbergh, Settle, Skipton, Pateley Bridge, Ripon, Knaresborough, Great Ouseburn, Clitheroe, Wharfedale, Wetherby, York, Bishopthorpe, Keighley, the northern part of Bradford, the northern part of Leeds, the northern part of Hunslet Urban District, the northern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the northern part of Selby Rural District)
- Ordnance Survey Northern part of the West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the northern part of the West Riding (mostly Settle, Skipton, Ripon and Pateley Bridge, and Nidderdale, with sections of Wharfedale and Wetherby) after the revisions of 1935.
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