Place:Fimber, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates54.0341°N 0.635°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoWetwang, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish in which it was situated
Buckrose Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which the parish was located
Driffield Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the civil parish was located 1894-1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Fimber has been, since 1996, a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 8 miles (13 km) north-west of Driffield town centre and 3 miles (4.8 km) south-west of the village of Sledmere. It lies on the B1248 road. Fimber was served by Sledmere and Fimber railway station on the Malton and Driffield Railway between 1853 and 1950.

The civil parish is formed by the village of Fimber and the hamlet of Towthorpe (near Great Driffield). According to the 2001 UK census, Fimber parish had a population of 91.

Historically, Fimber was in the ecclesiastical or ancient parish of Wetwang in the wapentake of Buckrose. From 1894 until 1974, Fimber was located in Driffield Rural District. Towthorpe was merged into Fimber in 1935. Prior to that it had been a separate civil parish.

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 which, once again, named itself the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Fimber. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Wetwang provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Fimber.
  • 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.
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