Place:Ganton, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesGalmetonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
Potter Bromptonsource: township in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates54.183°N 0.491°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoSherburn Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Norton Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the parish was situated 1935-1974
Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district in which it is now located
Dickering Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Ganton is now a village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. It is about 7 miles west of the coastal town of Filey, and 9 miles southwest of Scarborough.

Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Ganton was located in Norton Rural District, having been transferred from the Sherburn Rural District when the latter was abolished in 1935. Historically, it was an ecclesiastical parish in the Dickering Wapentake.

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

"GANTON, a village and a parish in the [registration] district of Scarborough, and [East Riding of] Yorkshire. The village stands near the York and Scarborough railway, 8 miles SSW of Scarborough; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under York. The parish includes also the township of Potter Brompton. Acres: 3,650. Real property: £3,047. Population: 352. Houses: 61. The property is all in one estate. Ganton Hall, a neat edifice, is the seat of Sir T. D. Legard, Bart. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value: £131. Patron: Sir T. D. Legard, Bart. The church is ancient but good; and has a lofty tower and spire."

Research Tips

  • GENUKI 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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