Place:Rainton with Newby, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameRainton with Newby
Alt namesRainton-with-Newbysource: spelling variation
Newby on Swalesource: village in parish
Raintonsource: village in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.171°N 1.435°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoTopcliffe (near Thirsk), North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Hallikeld Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Wath Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
Harrogate District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There are a number of places named Newby within Yorkshire, particularly in the North Riding. For this reason it is best to refer to the Newby in the Rainton with Newby as Newby on Swale, rather than just "Newby".

Rainton with Newby was originally a township in the ancient parish of Topcliffe (near Thirsk) in the Hallikeld Wapentake of the North Riding of Yorkshire.

Rainton with Newby was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it became part of the Wath Rural District. Since 1974 it has been in North Yorkshire, specifically within the Harrogate District.

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Rainton is a village in the Harrogate borough of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated about 6 miles north of Boroughbridge, 5 miles north-east of Ripon and 5 miles south-west of Thirsk.

Rainton was a largely agricultural village but since 2000 it has become a more fashionable commuter village, largely due to its close proximity to the A1 road.

Rainton is the principal settlement in the civil parish of Rainton with Newby. Newby, historically known as Newby on Swale, is a deserted medieval village, now occupied by Baldersby Park (also known as Newby Park), the home of Queen Mary's School.

Research Tips

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.
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