Place:Middleton on the Wolds, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameMiddleton on the Wolds
Alt namesMiddeltunsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
Middeltunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
Middleton-on-the-Woldssource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.933°N 0.559°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Middleton on the Wolds is a village and civil parish on the Yorkshire Wolds in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the A614 road mid way between Driffield and Market Weighton.

According to the 2011 UK census, Middleton on the Wolds parish had a population of 825, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 774.

Historically, Middleton on the Wolds was an in the wapentake of Harthill. From 1894 until 1974, Middleton on the Wolds was located in Driffield Rural District.

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 which, once again, named itself the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Middleton on the Wolds. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Middleton on the Wolds provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Middleton on the Wolds.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also 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 blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
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