Place:Holme on the Wolds, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameHolme on the Wolds
Alt namesHolme-on-the-Woldssource: Family History Library Catalog
Hougonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.9°N 0.525°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoBeverley Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1935
Dalton Holme, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was merged in 1935
Harthill Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was situated
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Holme on the Wolds is a village and a former civil parish in the Beverley Rural District of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) north-east of [Place:Market Weighton, East Riding of Yorkshire, England|Market Weighton]] and 5.5 miles (8.9 km) north-west of the [Place:Beverley,East Riding of Yorkshire, England|Beverley]]. It lies to west of the wikipedia:B1248 road (Great Britain)B1248 road.

Holme on the Wolds was listed as Hougon in the Domesday Book. The name is believed to derive from the Old Norse word haugr meaning hills or mound.

The village forms part of and is run by the Dalton Estate, which is owned by the Hotham family.

In 1935 Holme on the Wolds and the neighbouring parish of South Dalton were merged into a single parish named Dalton Holme. The new civil parish continued to be part of Beverley Rural District until 1974. Holme on the Wolds was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Harthill.

Humberside 1974-1996

In 1974 most of what had been the East Riding of Yorkshire was joined with the northern part of Lincolnshire to became a new English county named Humberside. The urban and rural districts of the former counties were abolished and Humberside was divided into non-metropolitan districts. The new organization did not meet with the pleasure of the local citizenry and Humberside was wound up in 1996. The area north of the River Humber was separated into two "unitary authorities"—Kingston upon Hull covering the former City of Hull and its closest environs, and the less urban section to the west and to the north which, once again, named itself the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The phrase "Yorkshire and the Humber" serves no purpose in WeRelate. It refers to one of a series of basically economic regions established in 1994 and abolished for most purposes in 2011. See the Wikipedia article entited "Regions of England").

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Holme on the Wolds. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Holme on the Wolds.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Holme on the Wolds provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
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