Place:Askham Richard, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameAskham Richard
Alt namesAscamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 313
Aschamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 313
Askham-Richardsource: Family History Library Catalog
West Askhamsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.918°N 1.186°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1866 - 1937)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - 1996)
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoAinsty Wapentake, Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Bishopthorpe Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1937
York, Yorkshire, Englandcity into which it was absored 1937-1974
Selby District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict in which parish was located 1974-1996
City of York District, Yorkshire, Englandunitary authority of which it has been part since 1996
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Askham Richard is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of City of York in the north of England, six and a half miles south-west of York, close to Copmanthorpe, Bilbrough and Askham Bryan. The population of the civil parish as of the 2011 census was 351. Before 1996 it formed part of the district of Selby. The village became a Conservation Area in 1975. Nearby is Askham Bryan College of Agriculture.

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Askham Richard has a similar list of administering authorities from the neighbouring Askham Bryan. Before the late 19th century it was also an ecclesiastical parish in the Ainsty Wapentake which formed the rural region around the City of York. It became a civil parish in 1866 within the York Poor Law Union, Rural Sanitary District and Registration District in 1869. It was transferred to the Bishopthorpe Rural District in 1894. In 1937 the City of York absorbed many of the nearby rural civil parishes, including Askham Richard, into the borough. In the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974 York's boundaries were reduced and Askham Richard became part of the Selby District in North Yorkshire. In 1996 York was again able to expand its boundaries as a unitary authority and Askham Richard is once again part of the City of York.


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The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The name comes from ascam or ascha meaning "enclosure of ash-tree". It has been also known as "Little" or "West" Askham". The "Richard" in the village name is reputed to be that of Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall.

The villages of Askham Richard and close-by Askham Bryan were once just one manor around the time of Edward the Confessor and belonged to Edwin, Earl of Mercia. When Edwin's lands were confiscated by the William the Conqueror, the village was granted to Roger de Mowbray who then passed the Manor to his friend, William de Tykhill, a former Warden of Foss Bridge.[1]

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Askham Richard.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Askham Richard. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Askham Richard provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Askham Richard.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time provides links to four 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. These maps all expand 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 West Riding South 1900. The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (the southern part of Bradford, the southern part of Leeds, the southern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the southern part of Selby, Goole Rural District, and all the divisions of Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Doncaster, Barnsley, Rotherham and Sheffield)
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding North 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 West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the whole of the West Riding after the revisions of 1935.
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