Place:Barkston Ash Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameBarkston Ash Wapentake
Coordinates53.818°N 1.254°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England
Also located inYorkshire, England    

For a definition of "wapentake", see the article entitled Hundred (county division) in Wikipedia.

Wapentakes, the Old Norse form of the Anglo-Saxon "hundred", are dealt with in Section 1.4, but Sections 1.1 (Hundred courts) and 1.2 (Administrative functions) deal with the concept and purposes of wapentakes along with those of "hundreds" used in English counties further south.

Barkston Ash (#10 on the map) was a wapentake of the West Riding of Yorkshire, named after its meeting-place at the village of Barkston. For the most part, the civil parishes in Barkston Ash Wapentake were in Selby Rural District from 1894 to 1974, and in Selby District in North Yorkshire since 1974.

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Ancient parishes

In the West Riding many ancient parishes included numerous townships and it was decided to omit this information from this table. Further tables for these large parishes will be found under the parishes concerned.

Ancient parishParish statusNotes
Birkin parish (ancient), civil parish
Bramham parish (ancient), civil parish
Brayton parish (ancient), civil parish
Brotherton parish (ancient), civil parish
Cawood chapelry, parish (ancient), civil parish
Church Fenton parish (ancient), civil parish
Drax parish (ancient), civil parish
Kirkby Wharfe parish (ancient), civil parish
Ledsham parish (ancient), civil parish
Newton Kyme and Toulston parish (ancient), civil parish
Ryther parish (ancient), civil parish
Saxton with Scarthingwell parish (ancient), civil parish
Selby parish (ancient), civil parish
Sherburn in Elmet township, parish (ancient), civil parish
Snaith township, parish (ancient)
Tadcaster parish (ancient), civil parish
Wistow parish (ancient), civil parish

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