Place:Buckton, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesBochetonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 305
Bochetonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 305
Buckton Holmssource: Domesday Book (1985) p 305
TypeTownship, Chapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates54.133°N 0.186°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoBridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a chapelry
Dickering Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Bridlington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1935
Bempton, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1935
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Buckton is a small village, which since 1974 has been part of the civil parish of Bempton in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is near the North Sea coast, and about 4 miles (6 km) north of Bridlington. It lies on the B1229 road.

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Buckton was originally a chapelry in the ancient parish of Bridlington in the Dickering Wapentake of the East Riding of Yorkshire. Buckton was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it became part of the Bridlington Rural District.

In 1935 it was absorbed into the neighbouring parish of Bempton, still in the Bridlington Rural District.

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 Buckton.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Buckton.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Buckton 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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