Place:Menthorpe with Bowthorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameMenthorpe with Bowthorpe
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.8021°N 0.9386°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoHowden Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1935
Derwent Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the parish was located 1935-1974
Selby District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district in which the parish has been located since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Deighton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"MENTHORPE-WITH-BOWTHORPE, a township in Hemingbrough parish, [East Riding of] Yorkshire; on the river Derwent, near Menthorpe-Gate [railway] station, 5 miles N E of Selby. Acres: 990. Real property: £1,528. Population: 69. Houses: 12."

Historically, Menthorpe-with-Bowthorpe was in the ecclesiastical parish of Howden in the wapentake of Ouse and Derwent . From 1894 until 1935, Menthorpe-with-Bowthorpe was located in Howden Rural District. In 1935 the parish was transferred to Derwent Rural District. In the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, along with the rest of Derwent Rural District, Menthorpe-with-Bowthorpe became part of the Selby District of North Yorkshire.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Menthorpe-with-Bowthorpe. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Hemingbrough provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • British History Online has an article from the Victoria County Histories on Menthorpe-with-Bowthorpe
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Menthorpe-with-Bowthorpe.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time provides links to three maps of the East Riding, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. These maps all expand to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.