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

NameLangbaurgh West Wapentake
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England
Also located inYorkshire, England    
See alsoLangbaurgh East Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandother division of same wapentake

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 West or Langbargh West 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 east by the wapentake or liberty of Langbaurgh East, on the south by Rydale and Birdforth, and on the southwest and west by Allertonshire and Gilling East.

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
Ayton (or Great Ayton) parish (ancient) Great Ayton township, civil parish
Little Ayton township, civil parish
Nunthorpe chapelry, civil parish
Crathorne parish (ancient) none
Ingleby Arncliffe parish (ancient) none
Ingleby Greenhow parish (ancient) none
Kildale parish (ancient) none
Kirby in Cleveland (also known as Kirkby in Cleveland) parish (ancient) Broughton (near Stokesley) (also known as Great Broughton) township, civil parish
Kirk Leavington (also known as Kirklevington) parish (ancient) Castle Leavington township, civil parish
Low Worsall township, civil parish
Picton township, civil parish
Yarm chapelry, parish (ancient), civil parish
Marton in Cleveland parish (ancient) none
Middlesbrough civil parish Linthorpe township, civil parish
Ormesbyparish (ancient) Eston township, chapelry, civil parish
Morton (near Guisborough) township, civil parish
Normanby (near Middlesbrough) township, civil parish
Upsall (near Guisborough) township, civil parish
Rudby in Clevelandparish (ancient) Carlton in Cleveland chapelry, parish (ancient), civil parish
East Rounton chapelry, civil parish
Hilton chapelry, civil parish
Hutton Rudby township, civil parish
Middleton upon Leven chapelry, civil parish
Newton under Roseberry chapelry, civil parish
Seamer in Cleveland chapelry, civil parish
Sexhow township, civil parish
Skutterskelf township, civil parish
Stainton in Clevelandparish (ancient)Hemlington township, civil parish
Ingleby Barwick township, civil parish
Maltby (near Middlesbrough) township, civil parish
Thornaby on Tees chapelry, civil parish
West Acklam chapelry, parish (ancient), civil parish
Stokesleyparish (ancient)Easby (near Stokesley) township, civil parish
Great Busby township, civil parish
Little Busby township, civil parish
Newby (near Stokesley) township, civil parish
Westerdale township, civil parish
Whorlton chapelry, civil parish Faceby chapelry, civil parish
Pottotownship, civil parish

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.
  • Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England 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.
  • The chapter of the Victoria County History introducing the Langbaurgh West Wapentake.