Place:Bolton (near Pocklington), East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameBolton (near Pocklington)
Alt namesBolton
Coordinates53.961°N 0.8248°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoPocklington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: This page is devoted to a village named Bolton in the East Riding of Yorkshire. There are many other villages and small towns in Yorkshire named Bolton--each suffixed with a location. One should take care to choose the right one.

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Bolton is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 11 miles (18 km) to the east of the City of York and 3 miles (4.8 km) north-west of the town of Pocklington. Together with Fangfoss it now forms the civil parish of Fangfoss with Bolton.

Historically, Bolton was in the ecclesiastical parish of Bishop Wilton in the wapentake of Harthill. From 1894 until 1974, Bolton was located in Pocklington Rural District--from 1894 until 1935 as an independent civil parish, and from 1935 until 1974 as part of the parish of Bishop Wilton.

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

  • Bolton has an active local history society, the ([‎ Bolton and Fangfoss Local History Society]).
  • GENUKI on Bolton. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Bishop Wilton provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Bolton.
  • 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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