Place:Weaverthorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesWifretorpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates54.117°N 0.525°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoDriffield 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

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Weaverthorpe is a village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. It is 13 miles from Scarborough.

Weaverthorpe was listed as being in the wapentake of Buckrose.

Gypsey Race beck runs alongside the main street.

Bronze Age settlements have been found at nearby Cowlam. There was a vill on the site in the period of Viking/Norse settlement when it was known as Wifertorp (11th century). The village's name is linked to a certain Vidhfari, anglicized in Wivar. In the Domesday Book there is a mention of Wiveretorp in 1110. Same male's name as in Wiverton (Nottingham) and in the Vierville (Wiarevilla 1158), Virville (Wivarevilla v. 1210) and Viertot of Normandy. After the Norman conquest it was held by the Archbishop of York under Michael FitzHerbert. In the 12th century the church of St. Andrew was granted to Nostell Priory until 1268. Lucy, daughter of Piers FitzHerbert, married Sir William de Ros of Helmsley-in-Holderness [alias Hamlake) (died circa 1264) who acquired the manor of 'Wyverthorp'. In about 1271 the manor was acquired by William de Brewes, Baron Braose of Gower, on his marriage with Mary de Ros.

Historically, Weaverthorpe was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Buckrose. From 1894 until 1935, Weaverthorpe was located in Driffield Rural District. In 1935 the boundaries of the rural districts of Driffield, Norton and Sherburn were redrawn. Sherburn was abolished entirely and the civil parishes of Luttons Ambo, Helperthorpe, Weaverthorpe, Butterwick and Foxholes with Boythorpe (which are in a line from west to east) moved from Driffield to Norton. Compare the maps Ordnance Survey 1900 and Ordnance Survey 1944 below. In 1974 the whole of Norton Rural District was absorbed into the Ryedale District of North Yorkshire.

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.

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