Place:Flasby with Winterburn, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameFlasby with Winterburn
Alt namesFlasby-with-Winterburnsource: hypenated
Flasbysource: village in township
Winterburnsource: village in township
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.025°N 2.101°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoGargrave, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish in which the township was situated
Staincliffe and Ewcross Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Skipton Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was a civil parish 1894-1974
Craven District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

GENUKI provides a description of Flasby with Winterburn from early 19th century gazetteers.

"Flasby, in the parish of Gargrave, east-division of the wapentake of Staincliffe; (Flasby Hall, the seat of Cooper Preston, Esq.) 2½ miles from Gargrave, 6 nw. of Skipton, 11 from Kettlewell. Population including Winterburn, 134, which being united, form a township."

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Flasby with Winterburn from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"FLASBY-WITH-WINTERBURN, a township in Gargrave parish, [West Riding of] Yorkshire; on the river Aire, 4½ miles NNW of Skipton. Acres: 4,311. Real property: £3,623. Population: 113. Houses: 19. Flasby Hall is the seat of the Prestons."

Coming to the present-day, the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia:

Flasby with Winterburn was a township in the ancient parish of Gargrave in Staincliffe Wapentake in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. It became a separate civil parish in 1866, was part of Skipton Rural District from 1894 until 1974, and was transferred to the new county of North Yorkshire in 1974.
Flasby Hall is a large house built in 1843–44 and a Grade II listed building.


Flasby is a hamlet in the Yorkshire Dales in North Yorkshire, England. It is one of the two settlements, with Winterburn, in the civil parish of Flasby with Winterburn, part of the Craven District. The population of the civil parish was measured at 207 in the 2011 UK Census.


Winterburn is a village in the Craven District of North Yorkshire, England. It is about 5 miles (8 km) southwest of Grassington. (Source: Wikipedia)

Research Tips

The Malhamdale Local History Group provides all sorts of local information on the parish online. Included are parish records of births, marriages and deaths pre-1837, the 1881 census, maps and much more.

  • British History Online (Victoria County Histories) do not cover the West Riding of Yorkshire
  • GENUKI has a page on all three ridings of Yorkshire and pages for each of the ecclesiastical parishes in the county. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each. The list is based on a gazetteer dated 1835 and there may have been a number of alterations to the parish setup since then. However, it is worthwhile information for the pre civil registration era. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and the submitter is very firm about his copyright. This should not stop anyone from reading the material.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date from more recent data. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851 which gives the registration district and wapentake for each parish, together with statistics from the 1851 census for the area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, Yorkshire West Riding, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72.
  • The above three maps indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.
  • Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England page.
  • In March 2018 Ancestry announced that its file entitled "Yorkshire, England: Church of England Parish Records, 1538-1873" has been expanded to include another 94 parishes (across the three ridings) and expected it to be expanded further during the year. The entries are taken from previously printed parish registers.
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This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Winterburn. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.