Place:Fulford, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesFulford-Ambosource: ancient form
Fulfords Ambosource: ancient form
Folefordesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
Fulefordsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
Fulefordesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
Gate Fulfordsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
Water Fulfordsource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.934°N 1.05°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoOuse and Derwent Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Escrick Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1935
Derwent Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1935-1974
Selby District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district of which it was a part 1974-1996
York, Yorkshire, Englandunitary authority in which it has been located since 1996
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Fulford is a historic village and civil parish on the outskirts of York, England. It is located 2 miles (3 km) to the south of the city, on the east bank of the River Ouse, and was the site of the 11th century Battle of Fulford. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 2,785.

In 1823 Fulford, known as Fulford Gate, was a village in the parish of Fulford Ambo in the East Riding of Yorkshire and the Wapentake of Ouse and Derwent. Population at the time was 182, with occupations including two farmers, two blacksmiths, two wheelwrights, two shoemakers, a butcher, a tailor, a shopkeeper, a coal dealer, a corn miller, and the landlords of five public houses. Also within the village was a druggist, a manufacturing chemist, a schoolmaster, nine gentlemen, three gentlewomen, two bankers and seven yeomen. A school existed for 20 boys and girls. Within the parish of Fulford Ambo, and 1 mile (1.6 km) to the south of Fulford Gate, was the settlement of Fulford Water, with a population of 35 which included three farmers, and a gentleman at the Hall.

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From 1894 until 1935, Fulford was located in Escrick Rural District. In 1935 the Escrick Rural District was abolished and its place was taken by Derwent Rural District which administered the local area until the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974. From 1974 until 1996, Fulford was in the Selby District of North Yorkshire. In 1996 the City of York, a unitary authority, expanded its borders to include Fulford.

Historically, Fulford or Fulfords Ambo was an ecclesiastical parishin the wapentake of Ouse and Derwent. The term "ambo" derived from the "twin" settlements of Water Fulford and Gate Fulford (or Fulford Gate).

Fulford has been a long-time suburb of York and was part of the Walmgate sub-district of the Yorkshire Registration District 1837-1904.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Fulford.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Fulford. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Fulfords Ambo provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • British History Online has an article from the Victoria County Histories on Fulford
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Fulford.
  • 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.
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