|Alt names||Middleton-Quernhow||source: spelling variant|
|Type||Chapelry, Civil parish|
|Located in||North Riding of Yorkshire, England ( - 1974)|
|Also located in||Yorkshire, England |
|North Yorkshire, England (1974 - )|
|See also||Wath (near Ripon), North Riding of Yorkshire, England||ancient parish of which it was part|
|Allerton Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, England||wapentake in which it was located|
|Wath Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, England||rural district in which it was situated 1894-1974|
|Harrogate District, North Yorkshire, England||administrative district covering the area since 1974|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia
Middleton Quernhow is a settlement and civil parish which, since 1974, has been located in the Harrogate District of North Yorkshire, England. The population at the 2011 UK census was less than 100. Details are included in the civil parish of Wath (near Ripon). Middleton Quernhow is very near the A1 road and about 4 miles north of Ripon. Quernhow, which has also been spelled Whernhowe and Whernou means "mill-hill", the first element deriving from the Old Norse kvern meaning a mill stone. The second element, How or Howe, derives from the Old Norse word haugr meaning a hill, is a common element in Yorkshire place name.
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Middleton Quernhow was originally a chapelry in the ancient parish of Wath (near Ripon) in the Allerton Wapentake of the North Riding of Yorkshire. It was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it became part of the Wath Rural District.
Since 1974 Middleton Quernhow has been in North Yorkshire, specifically within the Harrogate District.
- This is by far the most complete history of the parishes of the county to be found online. The chapters are ordered by the divisions of the county called wapentakes, but each chapter is linked to the volume's content page.
- GENUKI has a page on all three ridings of Yorkshire and pages for each of the ecclesiastical parishes in the county. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each.
- These are based on a gazetteer dated 1835 and there may have been a number of alterations to the parish setup since then. However, it is worthwhile information for the pre civil registration era. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and the submitter is very firm about his copyright. This should not stop anyone from reading the material.
- The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851 which gives the registration district and wapentake for each parish, together with statistics from the 1851 census for the area.
- A Vision of Britain through Time, Yorkshire North Riding, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72.
- Map of the North Riding divisions in 1888 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
- Map of North Riding divisions in 1944 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
- The above two maps indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.
- Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England page.
Categories: North Riding of Yorkshire, England | Middleton Quernhow, North Riding of Yorkshire, England | Wath (near Ripon), North Riding of Yorkshire, England | Allerton Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, England | Wath Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, England | Harrogate District, North Yorkshire, England | North Yorkshire, England