Place:Leconfield and Arram, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameLeconfield and Arram
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.883°N 0.417°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 in which Leconfield and Arram was a civil parish 1894-1935
Leconfield, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish into which Leconfield and Arram was merged in 1935
Harthill Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake or hundred in which Leconfield and Arram was located.
source: Family History Library Catalog

Leconfield and Arram had civil parish status within Beverley Rural District from 1894 until 1935. It was made up of the village of Leconfield and the hamlet of Arram and situated approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) north of the market town of Beverley. It was located in the Harthill Wapentake and the Beverley Registration District (1837-1930).

In 1935 Leconfield and Arram civil parish was merged with the neighbouring parish of Scorborough to form the civil parish of Leconfield. The combined parish continued to be part of Beverley Rural District. Leconfield 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 provides a short description of Leconfield parish from a gazetteer of 1822 and a longer description of the Percy family from an unnamed source from the 19th century. The GENUKI page also gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Leconfield.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Leconfield provides a list of useful resources for the local area.