Place:Kingston upon Hull District, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameKingston upon Hull District
Alt namesHull
TypeDistrict municipality
Coordinates53.752°N 0.343°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
See alsoEast Riding of Yorkshire, Englandadministrative county of which the City of Hull was a part until 1974

NOTE: This is a brief article about the unitary authority named the Kingston upon Hull District which came into existence in 1974. There is another article entitled Hull which provides historical information on the city or borough at the heart of the new district.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

In 1974 the City of Hull became Kingston upon Hull District, a non-metropolitan district of the newly created shire county of Humberside. At the same time the East Riding of Yorkshire was dissolved. Both events took place under the aegis of Local Government Act 1972.

Humberside (and its county council) was abolished on 1 April 1996 and Kingston-upon-Hull was made a unitary authority area, geographically within the modern county named the East Riding of Yorkshire, but with a separate governing authority. The single-tier local authority of the city is now Hull City Council (officially Kingston upon Hull City Council), with its headquarters in the Guildhall in the city centre.

The parishes of Drypool, Marfleet, Sculcoates, and most of Sutton on Hull parish, were absorbed within the borough of Hull in the 19th and 20th centuries. Much of their area has been built over, and socially and economically they have long been inseparable from the city. Only Sutton retained a recognisable village centre in the late 20th century, but on the south and east the advancing suburbs had already reached it. The four villages were, nevertheless, distinct communities, of a largely rural character, until their absorption in the borough—Drypool and Sculcoates in 1837, Marfleet in 1882, and Sutton in 1929. The current boundaries of the city are tightly drawn and exclude many of the metropolitan area's nearby villages, of which Cottingham is the largest. The city is surrounded by the rural East Riding of Yorkshire.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Kingston upon Hull.

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  • Original historical documents relating to the East Riding of Yorkshire and Kingston upon Hull are held at the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.
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