Place:South Cliffe, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameSouth Cliffe
Alt namesCliuesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
TypeCivil parish, Village
Coordinates53.816°N 0.677°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
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South Cliffe is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated about 2.5 miles (4 km) north of North Cave, 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Newbald and about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south of Market Weighton. It bestrides Cliffe Road. Together with North Cliffe (which joined it in 1935), it forms the civil parish of North and South Cliffe, or, simply, South Cliffe.

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