Place:Boynton, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesAlia Bouintonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 305
Bouintonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 305
Bouintonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 305
Bouintorpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 305
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates54.1°N 0.254°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoDickering Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Bridlington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Easton, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish transferred into Boynton in 1935
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Boynton is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 3 miles (5 km) west of the town of Bridlington and lies on the B1253 road.

According to the 2011 UK census, Boynton parish had a population of 229, an increase from the 2001 UK census figure of 161.

The parish church of St Andrew's is a Grade I listed building. It includes memorials to the Strickland, later Cholmley, later Strickland-Constable Baronets, of Boynton (1641), whose seat was at Boynton Hall, which is also Grade I listed.

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Boynton was originally an ancient parish in Dickering Wapentake in the East Riding of Yorkshire. In 1866 the status of civil parish was introduced and this was taken on by most ancient parishes and also by their subsidiary townships if they were of any size at all. In 1866 Boynton, which had no townships, became a civil parish. In 1894 it became part of the Bridlington Rural District of the East Riding. In 1935 the parish was expanded when the neighbouring parish of Easton was abolished and its land was transferred.

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 Boynton.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Boynton.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Boynton provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • 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.
  • For a discussion of where to find Archive Offices in Yorkshire, see GENUKI.
  • Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England page.
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