Place:Kennythorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesKennythorpesource: from redirect
Cheretorpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates54.068°N 0.813°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoLangton, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish in which it had been a township
Buckrose Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Norton Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the parish was situated 1894-1925
Burythorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish in which it has been situated since 1935
Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Historically, Kennythorpe was located in the ancient parish of Langton in the Buckrose Wapentake in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is located about 4 miles south of Malton.

It was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 became a part of Norton Rural District. In 1935 the civil parish was abolished and Kennythorpe was absorbed into the neighbouring civil parish of Burythorpe still within the Norton Rural District.

In 1974 rural districts were abolished and the border between the East Riding of Yorkshire and the North Riding of Yorkshire was realigned. The North Riding changed its name to North Yorkshire. Since 1974 Kennythorpe has been in North Yorkshire, specifically within the Ryedale District.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Kennythorpe.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Kennythorpe.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Langton provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • 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.
  • 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.