Place:Sherburn (near Filey), East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameSherburn (near Filey)
Alt namesSherburn (near Scarborough)source: alternate name
Sherburn
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates54.1798°N 0.5324°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoBuckrose Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Sherburn Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the parish was situated 1894-1935
Norton Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the parish was situated 1935-1974
Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district in which it is now located
source: Family History Library Catalog
Sherburn (near Filey) should not be confused with the village of Sherburn in Elmet which is further southwest in the Selby District of North Yorkshire.
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Since 1974, Sherburn has been a village and civil parish in the Ryedale District of North Yorkshire, England. According to the 2001 UK census, Sherburn parish had a population of 786, increasing to 830 at the 2011 census.

Sherburn was served by Weaverthorpe railway station on the York to Scarborough Line between 1845 and 1930. Sherburn is 11 miles west of Filey on the A64 road.

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Sherburn was originally an ancient parish in Buckrose Wapentake in the East Riding of Yorkshire. In 1866 the status of civil parish was introduced and this was taken on by most ancient parishes and also by their subsidiary townships if they were of any size at all. In 1866 Sherburn, which had no townships, became a civil parish. In 1894 it became part of the Sherburn Rural District of the East Riding. In 1935 Sherburn Rural District was abolished and Sherburn parish was transferred to Norton Rural District.

In 1974 rural districts were abolished and the border between the East Riding of Yorkshire and the North Riding of Yorkshire was realigned. The North Riding changed its name to North Yorkshire. Since 1974 Sherburn has been in North Yorkshire, specifically within the Ryedale District.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Sherburn.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Sherburn. Sherburn is described as being in the West Riding of Yorkshire here. This is an error.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Sherburn provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • 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.
  • For a discussion of where to find Archive Offices in Yorkshire, see GENUKI.
  • 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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