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

NameCatton (near Pocklington)
Alt namesHigh Cattonsource: GENUKI
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.9744°N 0.9068°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1935 - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoPocklington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1935-1974

NOTE: There is another place named Catton (near Thirsk) in the North Riding of Yorkshire.

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Catton is a civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated 6 miles (10 km) to the north-west of the market town of Pocklington and covering an area of 1,232.568 hectares (3,045.74 acres). It lies on the east bank of the River Derwent that forms the boundary with the unitary authority of the City of York. The A1079 road crosses the river at just north of Kexby Bridge which is designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.

The civil parish is formed by the villages of High Catton and Low Catton. According to the 2011 UK census, Catton parish had a population of 348, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 284.

Historically, Low Catton was the ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Harthill. From 1894 until 1935, High and Low Catton were located in Pocklington Rural District. In 1935 Catton was formed from the two earlier civil parishes.

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 the parish of Low Catton. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Low Catton provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Catton.
  • 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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