Place:Wharram, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameWharram
Alt namesWharramsource: from redirect
Wharram-le-Streetsource: wikipedia
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates54.082°N 0.682°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1935 - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoNorton Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the parish was situated 1935-1974
Wharram le Street, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish which merged to form Wharram in 1935
Wharram Percy, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish which merged to form Wharram in 1935
Raisthorpe and Burdale, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish which merged to form Wharram in 1935
Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district in which it is now located
source: Family History Library Catalog


In 1935, the civil parishes of Raisthorpe and Burdale, Wharram le Street, and Wharram Percy were merged into the single civil parish of Wharram.

Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Wharram was located in Norton Rural District. Historically, there were two ecclesiastical parishes of Wharram Percy and Wharram le Street in the Buckrose Wapentake.

It would appear that since the re-organization, the name of the parish has reverted to Wharram-le-Street. (source: Wikipedia)

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Wharram Percy.
  • GENUKI on Wharram le Street.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Wharram le Street.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Wharram Percy, and the FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Wharram le Street provide lists of useful resources for the local area.
  • 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.