Place:Beeford, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesBiuuordesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 305
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.967°N 0.288°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoDriffield Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Beeford is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated at the junction of the A165 and the B1249, 10 miles (16.1 km) north-east from Beverley and 8 miles (12.9 km) south from Bridlington.

According to the 2011 UK census, Beeford parish had a population of 1,078, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 955.

Historically, Beeford was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Holderness. From 1894 until 1974, Beeford was located in Driffield Rural District. In 1935 the civil parish was expanded by a merger with Gembling civil parish.

Until 1974 Beeford remained in Driffield Rural District. In 1974 the rural district was abolished along with the historic county of the East Riding of Yorkshire.


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").

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Beeford. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Beeford provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Beeford.
  • 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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