Place:Elvington, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesAluuintonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
Aluuintonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.916°N 0.931°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoEscrick Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1935
Derwent Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1935-1974
Selby District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district of which it was a part 1974-1996
York, Yorkshire, Englandunitary authority in which it has been located since 1996
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Elvington is a village and civil parish situated approximately 7 miles (11 km) south-east of York, England, on the B1228 York-Howden road. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 1,212. The River Derwent forms part of the parish boundary and an ancient stone bridge connects Elvington with Sutton-upon-Derwent. The village has three separate large industrial estates including a site for a Norwegian chemical company.

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From 1894 until 1935, Elvington was located in Escrick Rural District. In 1935 the Escrick Rural District was abolished and its place was taken by Derwent Rural District which administered the local area until the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974. From 1974 until 1996, Elvington was in the Selby District of North Yorkshire. In 1996 the City of York, a unitary authority, expanded its borders to include Elvington.

Historically, Elvington was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Ouse and Derwent.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Elvington, City of York.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Elvington. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Elvington provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • British History Online has an article from the Victoria County Histories on Elvington
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Elvington.
  • 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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