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- source: Family History Library Catalog
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Helperthorpe is a village in Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. It is one of the Thankful Villages that suffered no fatalities during the Great War of 1914 to 1918.
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Helperthorpe from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "HELPERTHORPE, a parish in Driffield district, [East Riding of] Yorkshire; 5¾ miles SSW of Ganton [railway] station, and 10 NNW of Great Driffield. Post town, Weaverthorpe, under York. Acres: 2,620. Real property: £2,578. Population: 146. Houses: 24. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage, united with the [perpetual] curacy of Luttons-Ambo, in the diocese of York. Value, £240.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of York. The church is ancient but good; and has a tower, and a carved stone font."
Historically, Helperthorpe was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Buckrose. From 1894 until 1935, Helperthorpe was a civil parish in the Driffield Rural District in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 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. In 1974 the whole of Norton Rural District was absorbed into the Ryedale District of North Yorkshire.
- GENUKI on Helperthorpe. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
- The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Helperthorpe provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
- A Vision of Britain through Time on Helperthorpe.
- 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.