Place:Fridaythorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesFridaythorpesource: from redirect
Fridagstorpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
Fridagtorpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
Fridarstorpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
Fridastorpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates54.017°N 0.667°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoBuckrose Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Pocklington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1935
Driffield Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Fridaythorpe is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 8 miles (13 km) north-east of Pocklington town centre and lies on the A166 road. It is 550 feet (170 m) above sea level, making it the highest village in the Yorkshire Wolds.

According to the 2011 UK census, Fridaythorpe parish had a population of 319, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 183.

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Fridaythorpe was originally an ancient parish in Buckrose Wapentake in the East Riding of Yorkshire. In 1866 the status of civil parish was introduced and this was taken on by most ancient parishes and also by their subsidiary townships if they were of any size at all. In 1866 Fridaythorpe, which had no townships, became a civil parish. In 1894 it became part of the Pocklington Rural District of the East Riding. In 1935 Pocklington Rural District was abolished and was replaced by [[Place:Driffield Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, England|Driffield Rural District which continued until 1974.

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