- source: Family History Library Catalog
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Deighton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "SOUTHCOATES, a township, with a r. station, in Drypool parish, E. R. Yorkshire; on the Hulland Holderness railway, in the E vicinity of Hull. Acres, 1,050. Real property, £9,888; of which £18 are in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 1,673; in 1861, 2,804. Houses, 580. The increase of pop. arose from the opening of two large iron-ship-building establishments."
Historically, Southcoates was in the ecclesiastical parish of Drypool in the wapentake of Holderness.
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.
- GENUKI on Southcoates. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
- The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Drypool provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
- A Vision of Britain through Time on Southcoates.
- 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.