Place:Laverton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameLaverton
Alt namesLauretonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 317
Lauretonasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 317
Lauretonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 317
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates54.151°N 1.66°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoRipon Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1937
Ripon and Pateley Bridge Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1937-1974
Harrogate District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Laverton is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate District of North Yorkshire, England, about 7 miles west of Ripon. The River Laver, from which the village takes its name, flows through the village. The parish includes the area of Dallowgill west of the village of Laverton.

Historically Laverton was a township in the ancient and ecclesiastical parish of Kirkby Malzeard in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The parish was in the Lower division of the wapentake of Claro. Laverton became a separate civil parish in 1866, and was transferred from the West Riding to North Yorkshire in 1974. The parish now shares a parish council with Kirkby Malzeard (Kirkby Malzeard, Laverton and Dallowgill Parish Council).

During its time in the West Riding it was part of Ripon Rural District from 1894 until 1937, and part of Ripon and Pateley Bridge Rural District from 1937 until 1974.

Pateley Bridge Rural DistrictRipon Rural DistrictRipon Rural District (cont'd)
1 Bewerley 1 Aldfield15 Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains
2 Birstwith 2 Azerley16 Littlethorpe
3 Bishop Thornton 3 Bishop Monkton17 Markingfield Hall
4 Clint 4 Bishopton (until 1900)18 Markington with Wallerthwaite
5 Dacre 5 Bridge Hewick19 Newby with Mulwith
6 Fountains Earth 6 Clotherholme20 North Stainley with Sleningford
7 Hartwith cum Winsley 7 Copt Hewick21 Nunwick cum Howgrave
8 High and Low Bishopside 8 Eavestone22 Sawley
9 Menwith with Darley 9 Givendale23 Sharow
10 Stonebeck Down10 Grantley24 Skelding
11 Stonebeck Up11 Grewelthorpe25 Skelton-on-Ure
12 Thornthwaite with Padside12 Ingerthorpe (until 1937)26 Studley Roger
13 Thruscross13 Kirkby Malzeard27 Sutton Grange
14 Warsill14 Laverton28 Winksley

Research Tips

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