Place:Bishop Burton, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameBishop Burton
Alt namesBishop Burtonsource: from redirect
Bishop-Burtonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Burtonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 305
South Burtonsource: www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/ERY/Bishopburton
Louth Burtonsource: A Vision of Britain through Time
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.834°N 0.508°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoHarthill Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which the parish was located
Beverley Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which Bishop Burton was located 1894-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Bishop Burton is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The village lies on the A1079 road approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) to the west of the market town of Beverley.

According to the 2011 UK census, Bishop Burton parish had a population of 696, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 628.

The parish church of All Saints is a Grade II* listed building. Bishop Burton was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Harthill.

In a field to the east of the village is one of the medieval stone boundary markers for the sanctuary of Saint John of Beverley that is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

From 1894 until the municipal reorganization of 1974, Bishop Burton was located in Beverley 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").


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