Place:Dunnington (near York), East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameDunnington (near York)
Alt namesDunnington
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.965°N 0.979°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoEscrick 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: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There is another hamlet or village named Dunnington (near Hornsea) close to the North Sea in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Dunnington is a village and civil parish now within the City of York and the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England, approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) east of York city centre. According to the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 3,194.

From 1894 until 1935, Dunnington 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, Deighton was in the Selby District of North Yorkshire. The parish includes the hamlet of Grimston, located to the west of Dunnington itself.

Dunnington village was established before the Norman conquest of 1066. Over the centuries the land around the village has been irrigated and became a major area for growing chicory. (Source:British History Online)

Historically, Deighton was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Ouse and Derwent.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Dunnington.

Research Tips

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