Place:Weaverthorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameWeaverthorpe
Alt namesWifretorpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates54.117°N 0.525°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 the parish was located
Driffield Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the civil parish was located 1894-1935
Norton Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the civil parish was located 1935-1974
Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district in which Weaverthorpe has been located since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


Weaverthorpe has been since 1974 a village and civil parish in the Ryedale District of North Yorkshire, England. It is 13 miles from Scarborough. In the UK census of 2011 it had a population of 349.

Weaverthorpe 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 both Weaverthorpe and its township of Luttons Ambo became civil parishes. In 1894 they each became part of the Driffield Rural District of the East Riding and were both transferred to Norton Rural District in 1935.

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 Weaverthorpe has been in North Yorkshire, specifically within the Ryedale District.

Research Tips

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