Place:Burton cum Walden, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameBurton cum Walden
Alt namesBurton-cum-Waldensource: spelling variant
West Burtonsource: A Vision of Britain through Time
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates54.2555°N 2.0197°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoAysgarth Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
Hang West Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Burton-cum-Walden is a civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It had a population of 303 according to the 2011 census.

The parish boundary is defined by the slopes of the Walden Beck valley (sometimes known as Waldendale). The western boundary runs from the outskirts of Aysgarth over Naughtberry Hill to Buckden Pike. The eastern boundary runs from the A684 over the top of Penhill and Harland Hill towards Buckden Pike. The parish includes the village of West Burton and the hamlets of Walden and Walden Head.

Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Burton cum Walden was in the Aysgarth Rural District of the North Riding of Yorkshire from 1894. Historically it was in the ecclesiastical parish of Aysgarth in the wapentake of Hang West.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Burton-cum-Walden (West Burton). The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Burton-cum-Walden (or West Burton).
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Aysgarth provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
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