Place:Seaton Ross, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameSeaton Ross
Alt namesSeaton-Rosssource: Family History Library Catalog
Setonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
Settonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
Settonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.852°N 0.801°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoPocklington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the civil parish was located 1894-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Seaton Ross is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) west of the town of Market Weighton and 3 miles (4.8 km) north-west of the village of Holme-on-Spalding-Moor. It lies to the south of the A1079 road and north of the A163 road. According to the 2011 UK census, Seaton Ross parish had a population of 565, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 545.

Historically, Seaton Ross was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Harthill. From 1894 until 1974, Seaton Ross 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 Seaton Ross. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Seaton Ross provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Seaton Ross.
  • 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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