Place:Acomb, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesAcomb (inhabited place)source: from redirect
Acomb (village)source: from redirect
Acombsource: from redirect
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.95°N 1.133°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1894 - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - 1996)
See alsoAinsty Wapentake, Yorkshire, Englandwapentake of which it was part
Great Ouseburn Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1934
York, Yorkshire, Englandcity into which part was absorbed in 1934
Askham Bryan, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandadjacent parish which absorbed the remainder in 1937
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Acomb was formerly a farming village which expanded over the centuries, eventually becoming a dormitory area for workers in heavy industry, particularly in the railway engineering depot located in the City of York.

The community has retained some of its older buildings and there are at least 19 Grade II Listed Buildings within its boundaries. It was made a Conservation Area in 1975, with the historic area along Front Street and the Green retaining its village character. It is also an Area of Archaeological Importance under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.

Acomb is now a suburb within the City of York Unitary Authority, located to the western side of the city centre. It is bordered by the suburbs of Holgate to the east, Clifton Without to the north, and the modern suburb of Woodthorpe to the south. The boundary to the west is the A1237, also known as the York Outer Ring Road.

As of the 2001 Census of England and Wales, it had a population of 21,419, the largest of all areas of the city.

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Historically, Acomb was an ecclesiastical parish in Ainsty Wapentake. From 1894 until 1934, Acomb was located in Great Ouseburn Rural District. In 1934 the greater part of the parish was absorbed into the City of York, and in 1937 the remainder was transferred to the civil parish of Askham Bryan.

The page, Great Ouseburn Rural District, has an outline map of all the civil parishes in the district.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Acomb. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance. Included in GENUKI is a transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" for Acomb in Baines's Directory of 1823. There is a second one from Bulmers Directory of 1890.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Acomb provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Acomb.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to maps of the West Riding, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. Those listed here provide data for the part of the West Riding that transferred to North Yorkshire in 1974 plus the northern parts of Leeds and Bradford. These maps all blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding 1888. The "Sanitary Districts (which preceded the rural districts) for the whole of the West Riding.
  • Ordnance Survey Northern part of the West Riding 1900 The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (rural districts of Sedbergh, Settle, Skipton, Pateley Bridge, Ripon, Knaresborough, Great Ouseburn, Clitheroe, Wharfedale, Wetherby, York, Bishopthorpe, Keighley, the northern part of Bradford, the northern part of Leeds, the northern part of Hunslet Urban District, the northern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the northern part of Selby Rural District)
  • Ordnance Survey Northern part of the West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the northern part of the West Riding (mostly Settle, Skipton, Ripon and Pateley Bridge, and Nidderdale, with sections of Wharfedale and Wetherby) after the revisions of 1935.
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