Place:Stillingfleet, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameStillingfleet
Alt namesSteflinfletsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
Steflingefledsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
TypeParish, Civil parish
Coordinates53.851°N 1.084°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoEscrick Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1935
Derwent Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1935-1974
Selby District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district of which it was a part 1974-1996
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Stillingfleet is a village and civil parish in the Selby District of North Yorkshire, England near the River Ouse. It is about 6 miles (10 km) south of York and nearby settlements include Acaster Selby, Naburn and Appleton Roebuck.

Stillingfleet was the site of UK Coal's Stillingfleet Mine, part of the Selby Coalfield, which closed in 2004.

The parish church of St Helen's is a grade I listed building.

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From 1894 until 1935, Stillingfleet was located in Escrick Rural District. In 1935 the Escrick Rural District was abolished and its place was taken by Derwent Rural District which administered the local area until the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974. Since 1974 Stillingfleet has been in the Selby District of North Yorkshire.

Historically, Stillingfleet was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Ouse and Derwent. GENUKI states that Stillingfleet parish stretches across the River Ouse into the Ainsty Wapentake, but references are best made to the area within the Ouse and Derwent Wapentake.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Stillingfleet. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Stillingfleet provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • British History Online has an article from the Victoria County Histories on Stillingfleet
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Stillingfleet.
  • 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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