Place:Hutton Cranswick, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameHutton Cranswick
Alt namesHutton-Cranswicksource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.956°N 0.4425°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoDriffield Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the civil parish was located 1894-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Hutton Cranswick is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Driffield town centre on the A164 road.

Originally comprising two villages, Hutton to the north, and Cranswick to the south, the expansion of the villages has merged them together to form a single village, Hutton Cranswick. However, the individual parts of the village are still often referred to by their separate names and both maintain their individual character. The village has a small railway station, served by Northern Rail services on the Yorkshire Coast Line.

The civil parish is formed by the village of Hutton Cranswick and the hamlets of Rotsea and Sunderlandwick. According to the 2011 UK census, Hutton Cranswick parish had a population of 2,065, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 2,015.

Historically, Hutton Cranswick was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Harthill. From 1894 until 1974, Hutton Cranswick was located in Driffield Rural District. Rotsea and Sunderlandwick were merged into Sutton Cranswick in 1935.

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 Hutton Cranswick. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Hutton Cranswick provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Hutton Cranswick.
  • 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.


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