Place:Folkton, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesFolktonsource: from redirect
Fulchetonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
Flotmanbysource: manor in parish
East Flotmanbysource: settlement in parish
West Flotmanbysource: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates54.203°N 0.394°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoDickering Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake of which it was a part
Sherburn Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Bridlington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
Scarborough District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Folkton is a small village and civil parish at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds and on the edge of the Vale of Pickering on an area known as Folkton Carr (carr meaning low lands). The area has been in the Scarborough District of North Yorkshire, England since 1974. Until that year the village lay within the historic county boundaries of the East Riding of Yorkshire.

There is a church dedicated to St John the Evangelist. Folkton House, the former rectory is located on Filey Road. According to the 2011 UK Census, Folkton parish had a population of 535, an increase on the 2001 UK Census figure of 461.

In 1823 the Folkton parish was in the Wapentake of Dickering. Population at the time was 144. Occupations included three farmers, and a publican. Two miles to the west of the village, in the Folkton parish, and separated by one mile, were the settlements of East Flotmanby and West Flotmanby, each listed with a gentleman.

When Rural Districts were introduced in 1894, Folkton was placed in Sherburn Rural District which only contained five parishes. In 1935 the rural district was abolished and Folkton was transferred to the larger Bridlington Rural District. With the nationwide changes in municipal organization in 1974, it was moved to the Scarborough District of North Yorkshire.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Ganton.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Ganton.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Ganton provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • 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.
  • 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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