Place:Fraisthorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesFraisthorpesource: from redirect
Frestintorpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates54.038°N 0.24°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1896)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
See alsoDickering Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which the parish was located
Bridlington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1935
Fraisthorpe with Auburn and Wilsthorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandname of parish after mergers in 1896
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Fraisthorpe was originally a chapelry in the parish of Carnaby and the Wapentake of Dickering.

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

"FRAISTHORPE, a township and a parish in Bridlington district, [East Riding of] Yorkshire. The township lies on the coast, 2¼ miles SSE of Carnaby {railway] station, and 4¼ S by W of Bridlington. Population: 85. Houses: 11. The parish includes also the township of Auburn; and its post town is Bridlington Quay, under Hull. Acres: 2,153; of which 113 are water. Real property: £2,317. Population: 101. Houses: 13. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Carnaby, in the diocese of York."

Within Fraisthorpe is the Grade II listed Anglican chapel dedicated to St Edmund. Originally 13th century, it was remodelled in 1893 by Smith and Brodrick. The chancel and nave are unified, and constructed of rubble and cobble. Remaining from the 1893 rebuild are the 4-foot (1.2 m) high remains of a 13th-century pier in the south wall, which Pevsner believed might be evidence of a former south aisle.

In 1896 Fraisthorpe, which at that time was a parish in the Bridlington Rural District, merged with Auburn and Wilsthorpe, two much smaller parishes closer to the sea which were threated with erosion and worse. It then became the major settlement in the civil parish of Fraisthorpe with Auburn and Wilsthorpe.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Fraisthorpe. GENUKI considers both Auburn and Fraisthorpe chapelries of Carnaby, a parish to the south.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Fraisthorpe 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.