Place:Glaisdale, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesGlaisdalesource: from redirect
Lealholmsource: settlement in parish
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates54.438°N 0.806°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoDanby (near Whitby), North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish in which it was a township
Langbaurgh East Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake of which it was a part
Whitby Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Scarborough District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Glaisdale is a village and civil parish now in the Scarborough District of North Yorkshire, England, within the North York Moors National Park. It lies on the River Esk, between the villages of Lealholm and Egton Bridge, 8 miles (13 km) west of Whitby, and is served by Glaisdale railway station on the Esk Valley Line.

According to the 2011 UK census, Glaisdale parish had a population of 1,018, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 974.

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

"GLAISDALE, a village and a township-chapelry, in Danby parish, [North Riding of] Yorkshire. The village stands on the river Esk, near the Stokesley and Whitby railway, 10 miles WSW of Whitby; and has a station on the railway. The chapelry includes also the hamlets of Stonegate and Lealholm-Bridge; the latter of which has a post office under York. Acres: 8,370. Real property: £5,603. Population: 1,074. Houses: 234. The property is much subdivided. Much of the surface is moor. The scenery along the Esk is picturesque. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of York. Value: £120. Patron: the Archbishop of York. The church was rebuilt in 1793. There are two Wesleyan chapels, and charities £9."

From 1894 until 1974, Glaisdale was part of the Whitby Rural District. Since the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974 it has been in the administration district named Scarborough Borough. Historically, it was a chapelry in the ecclesiastical parish of Danby (near Whitby) in the Langbaurgh East Wapentake.

Research Tips

This is by far the most complete history of the parishes of the county to be found online. The chapters are ordered by the divisions of the county called wapentakes, but each chapter is linked to the volume's content page.
  • GENUKI has a page on all three ridings of Yorkshire and pages for each of the ecclesiastical parishes in the county. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each.
These are based on a gazetteer dated 1835 and there may have been a number of alterations to the parish setup since then. However, it is worthwhile information for the pre civil registration era. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and the submitter is very firm about his copyright. This should not stop anyone from reading the material.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851 which gives the registration district and wapentake for each parish, together with statistics from the 1851 census for the area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, Yorkshire North Riding, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72.
  • Map of the North Riding divisions in 1888 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • Map of North Riding divisions in 1944 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • The above two maps indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.
  • Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England page.
  • In March 2018 Ancestry announced that its file entitled "Yorkshire, England: Church of England Parish Records, 1538-1873" has been expanded to include another 94 parishes (across the three ridings) and expected it to be expanded further during the year. The entries are taken from previously printed parish registers.
  • Chapter of the Victoria County History dealing with Danby (near Whitby) parish.
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