|Alt names||Coldrid||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 309|
|Type||Parish (ancient), Civil parish|
|Located in||East Riding of Yorkshire, England ( - 1974)|
|Also located in||Yorkshire, England |
|North Yorkshire, England (1974 - )|
|See also||Escrick Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, England||rural district in which it was situated 1894-1935|
|Derwent Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, England||rural district in which it was situated 1935-1974|
|Selby District, North Yorkshire, England||administrative district of which it was a part 1974-1996|
|York, Yorkshire, England||unitary authority in which it has been located since 1996|
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia
Wheldrake is a village and civil parish located 7 miles (11 km) south-east of York. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 1,909.
The parish of Wheldrake covers an area of 4,300 acres (17 km2). It was established before 1066 and after being largely in the possession of Fountains Abbey in the Middle Ages, it became part of a landed estate until the mid 20th century. It has a significant conservation area and a nature reserve of international importance. This, named Wheldrake Ings, is a mile east of the village, and is where many wild flowers flourish and rare birds prosper.
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From 1894 until 1935, Wheldrake 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. From 1974 until 1996, Wheldrake was in the Selby District of North Yorkshire. In 1996 the City of York, a unitary authority, expanded its borders to include Wheldrake.
Historically, Wheldrake was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Ouse and Derwent.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Wheldrake.
- GENUKI on Wheldrake. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
- The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Wheldrake provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
- British History Online has an article from the Victoria County Histories on Wheldrake
- A Vision of Britain through Time on Wheldrake.
- 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.
Categories: East Riding of Yorkshire, England | North Yorkshire, England | Escrick Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, England | Derwent Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, England | Ouse and Derwent Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, England | Wheldrake, East Riding of Yorkshire, England