Place:Flaxton Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameFlaxton Rural
TypeRural district
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1894 - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
See alsoRyedale District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district in which Flaxton Rural is now located
City of York District, Yorkshire, Englandunitary authority which absorbed a number of parishes from Flaxton Rural in 1996

Flaxton Rural District was an administrative division of the North Riding of Yorkshire based on the village of Flaxton and located in the southern part of the administrative county. From the municipal reorganization of 1974 until 1996, the area covered by Flaxton Rural District was located in the administrative District of Ryedale, North Yorkshire.

In 1996 a large number of civil parishes originally in Flaxton Rural District were transferred to the City of York unitary authority. Most of these parishes covered formerly rural areas just outside York itself.

Civil Parishes

The following parishes were located in Flaxton Rural District:

Civil parishParish statusDuration Notes
Bossall with Buttercrambetownship, civil parish1894-1974to Ryedale District in 1974
Claxtonchapelry, civil parish1894-1974to Ryedale District in 1974
Clifton Withoutcivil parish1894-1974part to York in 1934, remainder to Ryedale District in 1974, and to York in 1996
Earswickcivil parish1894-1974to Ryedale District in 1974, then to the City of York in 1996
Flaxtoncivil parish1894-1974to Ryedale District in 1974
Gate Helmsleyparish (ancient), civil parish1894-1974to Ryedale District in 1974
Hartontownship, civil parish1894-1974to Ryedale District in 1974
Haxbychapelry, civil parish1894-1974to Ryedale District in 1974, then to the City of York in 1996
Heworth Withoutcivil parish1894-1974part to York in 1934, remainder to Ryedale District in 1974, then to the City of York in 1996
Holtbycivil parish1894-1974to Ryedale District in 1974, then to the City of York in 1996
Huntingtoncivil parish1894-1934part to York in 1934, the remainder became New Earswick civil parish
Lillings Ambocivil parish1894-1974to Ryedale District in 1974
Murtonchapelry, civil parish1894-1974to Ryedale District in 1974, then to the City of York in 1996
New Earswickcivil parish1894-1974created from Huntington in 1934, to Ryedale District in 1974, then to the City of York in 1996
Osbaldwickparish (ancient), civil parish1894-1974part to York in 1934, remainder to Ryedale District in 1974, then to the City of York in 1996
Rawcliffe (north of York)township, civil parish1894-1974to Ryedale District in 1974, then to the City of York in 1996
Sand Hutton (near York)township, civil parish1894-1974to Ryedale District in 1974
Skelton (near York)township, parish (ancient), civil parish1894-1974to Ryedale District 1974, then to the City of York in 1996
Stockton on the Forestchapelry, civil parish1894-1974to Ryedale District 1974, then to the City of York in 1996
Strensall1894-1974to Ryedale District in 1974, then to the City of York in 1996
Towthorpe (near York)township, civil parish1894-1974to Ryedale District in 1974, then to the City of York in 1996
Upper Helmsleyparish (ancient), civil parish1894-1974to Ryedale District in 1974
Warthillcivil parish1925-1974created 1925, to Ryedale District in 1974
Warthill Copyholdtownship, civil parish1894-1925abolished 1925 to create Warthill civil parish
Warthill Freeholdtownship, civil parish1894-1925abolished 1925 to create Warthill civil parish
Wiggintonparish (ancient), civil parish 1894-1974to Ryedale District in 1974, to the City of York 1996


Research Tips

  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Flaxton Rural District. This section provides statistics on population and industry, as well as a listing of the civil parishes and the alterations to the municipal organization.
  • Much background information on the ecclesiastical parishes from an earlier era (the 1820s) was found in GENUKI