Place:Leppington, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameLeppington
Alt namesLeppingtonsource: from redirect
Lepintonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.035°N 0.83°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoScrayingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Buckrose Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Norton Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the parish was situated
Scrayingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish into which it was merged in 1935
Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district in which it is now located
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"LEPPINGTON, a township-chapelry in Scrayingham parish, [East Riding of] Yorkshire; 4 miles NNE of Stamford Bridge [railway] station, and 7½ SW by S of New Malton. Post town, New Malton. Acres: 1,163. Real property: £2,404. Population: 132. Houses: 23. The manor belongs to Lady Mary Vyner. Gypsum is found. The living is annexed to the rectory of Scrayingham, in the diocese of York. The church was built in 1811, and was once a chantry to Missenden."

Leppington was originally a township in the ancient parish of Scrayingham in the Buckrose Wapentake of the East Riding of Yorkshire. Leppington was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it became part of the Norton Rural District.

In 1974 rural districts were abolished and the border between the East Riding of Yorkshire and the North Riding of Yorkshire was realigned. The North Riding changed its name to North Yorkshire. Since 1974 Leppington has been in North Yorkshire, specifically within the Ryedale District.


Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Leppington.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Leppington.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Scrayingham provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • 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.
  • For a discussion of where to find Archive Offices in Yorkshire, see GENUKI.
  • Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England page.