Place:Blacktoft, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.7082°N 0.7259°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoHowden Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
Bellasize, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandformer parish, since 1935 a part of Blacktoft
Faxfleet, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandformer parish, since 1935 a part of Blacktoft
Yokefleet, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandformer parish, since 1935 a part of Blacktoft
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Blacktoft is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the north bank of the River Ouse, not far from where it flows into the River Trent and becomes the Humber. It is approximately 6 miles (10 km) east of Goole town centre. According to the 2011 UK census the parish had a population of 322, an increase of one on the 2001 UK census figure.

Historically, Blacktoft was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Howdenshire. From 1894 until 1974, Blacktoft was located in Howden Rural District. The present civil parish of Blacktoft consists of the former parishes of Bellasize, Faxfleet and Yokefleet which it absorbed in 1935.

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 which, once again, named itself the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Blacktoft. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Blacktoft provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • Howdenshire History provides histories of towns and villages in the area provided by a local family historian. The stories of some families who emigrated to Ontario, Canada, are included.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Blacktoft.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also 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 blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
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