Place:Collingham, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.9°N 1.4°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoWetherby Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Leeds (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
Collingham with Linton, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish of which it is part
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Collingham is a village and civil parish south east of Wetherby in West Yorkshire, England. Since 1974 it has been in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough.

The River Wharfe runs through the village towards Wetherby, as does the main A58 trans-Pennine road. The A659 also passes through the village. The River Wharfe is particularly dangerous at Collingham due to undercurrents, which are especially prevalent around the Linton Road Bridge and the former viaduct. Collingham Beck burst its banks in 2007, causing extensive flooding.

The village adjoins both the neighbouring village of Linton (near Spofforth) and Wetherby. Between the three places, the only break in buildings is the crossing over the River Wharfe. Between Collingham and Leeds, the A58 is mainly built up by the villages of Bardsey and Scarcroft and the village of Bardsey cum Rigton.

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Prior to 1974, Collingham was located in Wetherby Rural District. Collingham now makes up part of the civil parish of Collingham with Linton within Leeds Metropolitan Borough. Historically, Collingham was an ecclesiastical parish in the Lower division of the Skyrack Wapentake.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Collingham. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Collingham provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Collingham.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to maps of the West Riding, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. Those listed here provide data for the part of the West Riding that transferred to North Yorkshire in 1974 plus the northern parts of Leeds and Bradford. These maps all blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding 1888. The "Sanitary Districts (which preceded the rural districts) for the whole of the West Riding.
  • Ordnance Survey Northern part of the West Riding 1900 The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (rural districts of Sedbergh, Settle, Skipton, Pateley Bridge, Ripon, Knaresborough, Great Ouseburn, Clitheroe, Wharfedale, Wetherby, York, Bishopthorpe, Keighley, the northern part of Bradford, the northern part of Leeds, the northern part of Hunslet Urban District, the northern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the northern part of Selby Rural District)
  • Ordnance Survey Northern part of the West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the northern part of the West Riding (mostly Settle, Skipton, Ripon and Pateley Bridge, and Nidderdale, with sections of Wharfedale and Wetherby) after the revisions of 1935.
  • Ordnance Survey Southern part of the West Riding 1944 shows the southern part of the West Riding (including the southern part of Wetherby Rural District).
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