Place:East Rigton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameEast Rigton
Alt namesRigtonsource: Wikipedia
TypeVillage
Coordinates53.882°N 1.44°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
Bardsey cum Rigton, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish of which Rigton is a part
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There is also a village name North Rigton, not far away.

East Rigton is a village in the civil parish of Bardsey cum Rigton within the Metropolitan Borough of Leeds in West Yorkshire, England. Prior to 1974, the parish was located in Wetherby Rural District.

Historically, East Rigton was in the ecclesiastical parish of Bardsey in the Lower division of the Skyrack Wapentake. From 1894 until 1974, East Rigton was located in Wetherby Rural District. In 1974 the area became part of the Harrogate District of North Yorkshire.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on East Rigton. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Bardsey provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • 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).