Place:Muston, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesMustonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
TypeChapelry, Parish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates54.2°N 0.321°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoDickering Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which the parish was located
Sherburn Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1934
Bridlington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1934-1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Muston is now a village and civil parish, in the Scarborough District of North Yorkshire, England. The village is situated 1.5 miles (2.4 km) southwest from the centre of the coastal town of Filey, and on the A1039 road. According to the 2011 UK Census, Muston parish had a population of 339, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 325.

Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Muston was located in Bridlington Rural District, having been transferred from the Sherburn Rural District when the latter was abolished in 1935. Historically, it was an ecclesiastical parish in the Dickering Wapentake.

Muston is listed in the Domesday Book as "Mustone".

In 1823 Muston was a village in the Wapentake of Dickering in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The ecclesiastical parish was a Vicarage held by the Archdeacon of Cleveland, Francis Wrangham. Population at the time was 350. Occupations included fourteen farmers, two butchers, two carpenters, three grocers, a tanner, a bricklayer, a corn miller, a shoemaker, an earthenware dealer, a tailor, a blacksmith, and a publican. A daily coach linked Muston to Hull and Scarborough. A carrier operated between the village and Bridlington, Hunmanby and Filey twice weekly.

Research Tips

  • 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.
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