Place:Southburn, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameSouthburn
Alt namesSudburnesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
TypeHamlet
Coordinates53.968°N 0.491°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoKirkburn, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish in which the hamlet was located
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Southburn is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, it forms part of the civil parish of Kirkburn. It is situated in the Yorkshire Wolds just south of the A164 road, approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) south-west of Driffield and 2.5 miles (4 km) north-west of Hutton Cranswick. From 1890 until 1954 Southburn was served by Southburn railway station on the Selby to Driffield Line.

Historically, Southburn was in the ecclesiastical parish of Kirkburn in the wapentake of Harthill.

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 Southburn. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Kirkburn provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Southburn.
  • 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.