Place:Meaux, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesMeauxsource: from redirect
Melsesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
TypeHamlet, Township, Civil parish
Coordinates53.834°N 0.338°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoHolderness Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which the parish was located
Beverley Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the parish was situated
Wawne, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish into which Meaux was merged in 1935
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Meaux (pronounced "mewss") is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) north of Hull city centre and 3.5 miles (5.6 km) east of Beverley.

Mewes (also Mewis) is a fairly common surname in the North-East, and believed to be used by descendants of those who came to Yorkshire, as soldiers commanded by Gamel. Meaux Abbey was a Cistercian Abbey near Meaux.

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Meaux was merged into the civil parish of Wawne in Beverley Rural District in 1935. Wawne had always been its ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Holderness.

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").

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