Place:Elloughton, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesElloughtonsource: from redirect
Elgendonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.733°N 0.576°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoHarthill Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Beverley Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which Elloughton was located 1894-1974
Elloughton cum Brough, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish of which Elloughton is a part
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Elloughton is now a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England situated approximately 12 miles (19 km) to the west of Kingston upon Hull to the south of the A63 road, on the southern end of the Yorkshire Wolds. It is conjoined with the much larger community of Brough which lies to the southeast on the shore of the River Humber, and with which it now forms the civil parish of Elloughton cum Brough.

Historically Elloughton appears to have been the dominant settlement in the parish (it was an ancient parish), but over time the population of Brough has grown much more dramatically that that of Elloughton. From 1894 until 1974 Elloughton was located in the Beverley Rural District. It was also the local ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Harthill.

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Humberside 1974-1996

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 to the west and to the north which, once again, named itself the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The phrase "Yorkshire and the Humber" serves no purpose in WeRelate. It refers to one of a series of basically economic regions established in 1994 and abolished for most purposes in 2011. See the Wikipedia article entited "Regions of England").

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Elloughton. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Elloughton.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Elloughton provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time 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 expand to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
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