Place:Langbaurgh East Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameLangbaurgh East Wapentake
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England
Also located inYorkshire, England    

For a definition of "wapentake", see the article entitled Hundred (county division) in Wikipedia.

Wapentakes, the Old Norse form of the Anglo-Saxon "hundred", are dealt with in Section 1.4, but Sections 1.1 (Hundred courts) and 1.2 (Administrative functions) deal with the concept and purposes of wapentakes along with those of "hundreds" used in English counties further south.

A Vision of Britain through Time refers to Langbargh Wapentake as a "Liberty" and provides a definition.

Langbaurgh East or Langbargh East Wapentake was located in the north of the North Riding on the boundary with County Durham. Langbaurgh is not always divided into East and West Sections, but it has been here because of its large size. It was bounded on the west by the wapentake or liberty of Langbaurgh West, on the south by Pickering Lythe, and on the east by Whitby Strand Wapentake (or Liberty) and the North Sea.

Much of this area today was transferred to the short-lived county of Cleveland in 1974 and later to the Stockton on Tees District.

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List of Ancient Parishes

Ancient ParishParish StatusSubsidiary Places  Subsidiary Place Status
Brotton parish (ancient) Kilton chapelry, civil parish
Saltburn by the Sea township, civil parish
Skinningrove township, civil parish
Danby (near Whitby) parish (ancient) Castleton chapelry, civil parish
Commondale township, civil parish (part)
Glaisdale township, civil parish
Easington (near Guisborough) parish (ancient) Liverton chapelry, civil parish
Guisborough parish (ancient) Commondale township, civil parish (part)
Hutton Lowcross township, civil parish
Pinchinthorpe township, civil parish
Tocketts township, civil parish
Upleatham chapelry, civil parish
Hinderwell parish (ancient) Roxby township, civil parish
Staithes hamlet
Kirkleatham parish (ancient) Wilton (near Redcar) township, civil parish
Loftus parish (ancient) none
Lythe parish (ancient) Barnby (near Whitby) township, civil parish
Borrowby (near Whitby) township, civil parish
Egton township, civil parish
Ellerby (near Whitby) township, civil parish
Hutton Mulgrave township, civil parish
Mickleby township, civil parish
Newton Mulgrave township, civil parish
Ugthorpe township, civil parish
Marske parish (ancient) Redcar township, civil parish
Skelton in Clevelandparish (ancient)Mooresholm township, civil parish
Stanghow parish (ancient)
Westerdale township, civil parishnone

Research Tips

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. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and the submitter is very firm about his copyright. This should not stop anyone from reading the material.
  • 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 North 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.
  • Map of the North Riding divisions in 1888 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • Map of North Riding divisions in 1944 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • The above two maps indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but 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.