Place:Faxfleet, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

TypeHamlet, Civil parish
Coordinates53.7068°N 0.6931°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoHowden Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
Blacktoft, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish with which it merged in 1935
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Faxfleet is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 7.5 miles (12.1 km) east of Goole town centre. It is located at the start of the Humber, on the north bank, where the River Ouse and the River Trent meet.

Faxfleet was the location of the Faxfleet Preceptory, a former community of the Knights Templar. It was one of Yorkshire's principal preceptories, valued at more than £290, (£200,000 as of 2014) when it was closed in 1308.

GENUKI provides a description from Bulmer's History and Directory of East Yorkshire of 1892. Bulmer commences by explaining that in 1861 the townships of Broomfleet and Faxfleet were detached from South Cave, the parish to the east, and formed into a separate ecclesiastical parish. This ecclesiastical parish probably became a civil parish in 1866 when civil parishes were established across the country. Bulmer then goes on to describe both townships individually. The two townships were considered to be part of the Harthill Wapentake and, from 1894 onward, the Howden Rural District.

Faxfleet and Broomfleet are drawn separately on the Ordnance Survey Maps of East Yorkshire for 1888 and 1900, found in the links below.

In 1935 Faxfleet was abolished and the area became part of the civil parish of Blacktoft, the parish to the west.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Faxfleet. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of South Cave provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • Howdenshire History provides histories of towns and villages in the area provided by a local family historian. The stories of some families who emigrated to Ontario, Canada, are included.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Faxfleet.
  • 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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