Place:Marfleet, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameMarfleet
Alt namesMerefletsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
Mereflotsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
TypeSuburb
Coordinates53.735°N 0.271°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoHull, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandunitary authority of which Marfleet is now a constituent part
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Marfleet is a suburb of Kingston upon Hull, near the A1033 road, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It was served by Marfleet railway station on the Hull and Holderness Railway until it closed in 1964. Marfleet has a school, a place of worship and a post office.

Historically, Marfleet was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Holderness.

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