Place:Luttons Ambo, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameLuttons Ambo
Alt namesWest Luttonsource: hamlet in parish
East Luttonsource: hamlet in parish
East and West Luttonsource: combined description
Luttonssource: modern name for the civil parish
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates54.13905°N 0.55973°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoWeaverthorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Buckrose Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Driffield Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part until 1935
Norton Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the parish was situated 1935-1974
Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district in which it is now located
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: Luttons Ambo should not be confused with Huttons Ambo which is not far away. The term Ambo means "twin".

Luttons Ambo is made up of two villages: West Lutton and East Lutton. It was originially located in the ancient parish of Weaverthorpe in the Buckrose Wapentake.

In 1935 the boundaries of the rural districts of Driffield, Norton and Sherburn were redrawn. Sherburn was abolished entirely and the civil parishes of Luttons Ambo, Helperthorpe, Weaverthorpe, Butterwick and Foxholes with Boythorpe (which are in a line from west to east) moved from Driffield to Norton. Compare the maps Ordnance Survey 1900 and Ordnance Survey 1944 below.

When the civil parish of Luttons Ambo was transferred to Norton Rural District, its name was changed to Luttons.

In 1974 rural districts were abolished and the border between the East Riding of Yorkshire and the North Riding of Yorkshire was realigned. The North Riding changed its name to North Yorkshire. Since 1974 Luttons has been in North Yorkshire, specifically within the Ryedale District.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Luttons Ambo.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Weaverthorpe provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Luttons Ambo.
  • 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.