Place:Burton Fleming, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameBurton Fleming
Alt namesBurtonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
Burton Flemingsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308; NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Burton-Flemingsource: Family History Library Catalog
Burtonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
North Burtonsource: Wikipedia
TypeChapelry, Parish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates54.135°N 0.344°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
See alsoDickering Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which the parish was located
Bridlington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
East Yorkshire District, Humberside, Englandmunicipal district of which it was part 1974-1996
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Burton Fleming is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England which lies close to the border with North Yorkshire. The village is situated approximately 7 miles (11 km) northwest of Bridlington and 6 miles (10 km) south of Filey.

Burton Fleming was earlier known as North Burton. According to the 2011 UK census, Burton Fleming parish had a population of 430, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 363.

The village is noted for the house where Queen Henrietta Maria (wife of Charles I) was sent into hiding during the English Civil War.

The village Grade II* listed Anglican church is dedicated to St Cuthbert. Dating from the 12th century, it previously had a Norman aisle to its nave; the aisle arcades are now evident as part of the exterior wall. The church retains a Norman south doorway and west tower.

The Gypsey Race (a stream) flows through the village and through other neighbouring villages such as Wold Newton. This stream can cause serious flooding.

Burton Fleming was an ancient parish in the Dickering Wapentake From 1894 until 1974 Burton Fleming was part of the Bridlington Rural District. In 1974 the rural district was abolished and with the rest of the East Riding south and west of Bridlington, it became part of the East Yorkshire District of the new but short-lived administrative county of Humberside. The North Wolds District was renamed the East Yorkshire District of Humberside in 1981.

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").

Research tips

  • GENUKI on Burton Fleming.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Burton Fleming.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Burton Fleming.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time 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 expand 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.