Place:Laxton, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameLaxton
Alt namesLaxintonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.717°N 0.796°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoHowden Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
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Laxton is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) north-east of Goole.

The civil parish is formed by the village of Laxton and the hamlets of Cotness, Metham and Saltmarshe. According to the 2011 UK census, Laxton parish had a population of 314, a reduction on the 2001 UK census figure of 322.

The village is served by Saltmarshe railway station, on the Sheffield to Hull Line.

Historically, Laxton was in the ecclesiastical parish of Howden in the wapentake of Howdenshire. From 1894 until 1974, Laxton was located in Howden Rural District. In 1935 the area of Laxton parish was increased when the neighbouring parishes of Cotness, Metham and Saltmarshe were transferred into it.

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 Laxton. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Howden provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • Howdenshire History provides histories of towns and villages in the area provided by a local family historian. The stories of some families who emigrated to Ontario, Canada, are included.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Laxton.
  • 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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