Place:Allerthorpe (near Pocklington), East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameAllerthorpe (near Pocklington)
Alt namesAluuarestorpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 305
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates53.916°N 0.813°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoPocklington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
NOTE: Allerthorpe (near Pocklington) should not be confused with the parish of Swainby with Allerthorpe in the North Riding of Yorkshire.

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Allerthorpe is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south-west from the town of Pocklington.

The civil parish was formed by the village of Allerthorpe and the hamlet of Waplington in 1935. Prior to 1935 Waplington was also a civil parish. According to the 2011 UK census, Allerthorpe parish had a population of 220, a slight reduction from the 2001 UK census figure of 223. The parish covers an area of 969.2 hectares (2,395 acres).

Historically, Allerthorpe was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Harthill . From 1894 until 1974, Allerthorpe was located in Pocklington Rural District.

Humberside 1974-1996

In 1974 most of what had been the East Riding of Yorkshire was joined with the northern part of Lincolnshire to became a new English county named Humberside. The urban and rural districts of the former counties were abolished and Humberside was divided into non-metropolitan districts. The new organization did not meet with the pleasure of the local citizenry and Humberside was wound up in 1996. The area north of the River Humber was separated into two "unitary authorities"—Kingston upon Hull covering the former City of Hull and its closest environs, and the less urban section to the west and to the north which, once again, named itself the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The phrase "Yorkshire and the Humber" serves no purpose in WeRelate. It refers to one of a series of basically economic regions established in 1994 and abolished for most purposes in 2011. See the Wikipedia article entited "Regions of England").

Thomas Cooke, the machinist and optical instrument maker, was born here. There is a memorial stone to him near the church gate and a blue plaque was unveiled in the village hall in 2009. William Dewsbury, the Quaker minister, was also born in the village.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Allerthorpe. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Allerthorpe provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • British History Online has an article on Allerthorpe which describes the local history including the ownership of manors and estates.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Allerthorpe.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time 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 expand to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
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