Place:Londesborough, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameLondesborough
Alt namesLodenesburgsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates53.885°N 0.694°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Londesborough is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 2.5 miles (4 km) north of the market town of Market Weighton.

The civil parish is formed by the village of Londesborough and the hamlet of Middlethorpe. According to the 2011 UK census, Londesborough parish had a population of 182, a reduction of one on the 2001 UK census figure.

Londesborough Hall was a country house in the village but all that now remains is the park land that surrounded the house which is called Londesborough Park.

Londesborough was served by Londesborough railway station on the York to Beverley Line between 1847 and 1965.

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Historically, Londesborough was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Harthill. From 1894 until 1974, Londesborough was located in Pocklington Rural District.

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 Londesborough. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Londesborough provides a list of useful resources for the local area.

Londesborough:*A Vision of Britain through Time on Londesborough.

  • 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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