Place:Haltemprice, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

TypeCivil parish, Urban district
Coordinates53.764°N 0.439°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inHumberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoSculcoates Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which Haltemprice was located 1894-1935
Harthill Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
source: Family History Library Catalog

The civil parish names can be read with a magnifying glass. The lightly coloured areas were parts of parishes transferred from one district council to another during the period 1894-1974. Most of the area in yellow was transferred to Haltemprice Urban District in 1935, but some was absorbed by Kingston upon Hull.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Haltemprice was an area in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, directly to the west of Kingston upon Hull.

Haltemprice was historically an extra-parochial area, and was made a civil parish in its own right in 1858. It was included in the Sculcoates Rural District under the Local Government Act 1894.

In 1935, under a County Review Order, Sculcoates Rural District was abolished and an urban district of Haltemprice established to cover Hull's western suburbs. The district included Cottingham, Hessle (both previousley urban districts), and the villages of Anlaby, Kirk Ella, Skidby, West Ella and Willerby. Urban districts were abolished throughout England in 1974.

In 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, Haltemprice Urban District was merged to form part of the Beverley borough in Humberside. With the exception of Kingston upon Hull itself (which became a separate unitary authority), Humberside north of the River Humber became the reconstituted East Riding of Yorkshire in 1996. The former Haltemprice area has been since divided again into a number of civil parishes within the new unitary authority.

Historical Notes

Vision of Britain states:
In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Haltemprice like this:

HALTEMPRICE, a farm in Cottingham parish, E. R. Yorkshire; 4 miles WNW of Hull. An Augustinian canonry was removed hither, from Cottingham manor, about 1324; had, at the dissolution, a prior and 11 or 12 canons; and was then given to Thomas Culpepper.

GENUKI provides a similar description in expanded detail.

Nothing specific to Haltemprice has been found for the period between the 16th and 19th centuries. Today, on Google Earth it is found as Haltemprice Farm.

Research Tips

  • Original historical documents relating to the East Riding of Yorkshire and Kingston upon Hull are held at the
East Riding of Yorkshire Archives Service collects, preserves and makes available to the public the historic records of the East Riding. The Archives Service holds over 10,000 linear feet of documents dating from the 12th century to the present day. These records contain information about every community in the East Riding and cover a wide range of subjects.
Hull City Archives hold a wealth of information, covering the rich and varied fortunes of the city. The collections include non-conformist churches, local families, municipal cemeteries and records of the courts. In addition they hold unique photographs many of which are now accessible online via their historical photographs database.
The Yorkshire Archaeological Society promotes the study of Yorkshire's historical past - agriculture, archaeology, architecture, history, industry, religion and the people of the historic county. This is a county-wide resource based in the City of York.
Brynmor Jones Library Archives and Manuscripts (Hull University) includes Family and estate papers, and Solicitors' archives. A specific interlink was not found, just the one for the Hull University Library
  • A History of the County of Yorkshire from British History Online (Victoria County Histories) does not have complete coverage for the East Riding (the northern part is missing). East Riding volumes in existence are:

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. However, here is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date.
  • 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 East 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.

A Vision of Britain through Time also provides

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 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.