Place:Micklethwaite, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesMuceltuitsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 318
Muceltuoitsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 318
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates53.925°N 1.387°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoWetherby Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Leeds (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality of which it has been a part since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Micklethwaite is an area of the town of Wetherby on the south bank of the River Wharfe in West Yorkshire, England. It is now in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough. It was once a separate village but has been incorporated into Wetherby.

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Historically, Micklethwaite was in the ecclesiastical parish of Collingham in Barkston Ash Wapentake. From 1894 until 1937, Micklethwaite was a separate civil parish in Wetherby Rural District. In 1937 the civil parish was abolished and the area then fell under the civil parish of Wetherby. In 1974 the area became part of the the City of Leeds metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Micklethwaite. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Collingham provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Micklethwaite.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to maps of the West Riding, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. Those listed here provide data for the part of the West Riding that transferred to North Yorkshire in 1974 plus the northern parts of Leeds and Bradford. These maps all blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding 1888. The "Sanitary Districts (which preceded the rural districts) for the whole of the West Riding.
  • Ordnance Survey Northern part of the West Riding 1900 The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (rural districts of Sedbergh, Settle, Skipton, Pateley Bridge, Ripon, Knaresborough, Great Ouseburn, Clitheroe, Wharfedale, Wetherby, York, Bishopthorpe, Keighley, the northern part of Bradford, the northern part of Leeds, the northern part of Hunslet Urban District, the northern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the northern part of Selby Rural District)
  • Ordnance Survey Northern part of the West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the northern part of the West Riding (mostly Settle, Skipton, Ripon and Pateley Bridge, and Nidderdale, with sections of Wharfedale and Wetherby) after the revisions of 1935.
  • Ordnance Survey Southern part of the West Riding 1944 shows the southern part of the West Riding (including the southern part of Wetherby Rural District).
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