Place:Newton Kyme and Toulston, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameNewton Kyme and Toulston
Alt namesCalcariasource: Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) p 622
Neutonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 318
Newton-Cum-Toulstonsource: alternate name for parish
Newton Kymesource: village in parish
Newton-Kymesource: Family History Library Catalog
Toulstonsource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.885°N 1.288°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoAinsty Wapentake, Yorkshire, Englandwapentake of which it may have been part
Barkston Ash Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake of which it was part
Tadcaster Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Selby District, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Newton Kyme cum Toulston is now a civil parish near the River Wharfe, in the Selby District, in the English county of North Yorkshire. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 UK census was 275. It is near the town of Tadcaster. It is near the A659 road.

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

"NEWTON-KYME, a village and a parish in Tadcaster [registration] district, [West Riding of] Yorkshire. The village stands on the river Wharfe, and on the York and Harrogate railway, 2 miles N W of Tadcaster; is a neat place, with several good villas; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Tadcaster. The parish contains also the hamlet of Toulston, and comprises 1,050 acres. Real property: £2,613. Population in 1851: 223; in 1861: 162. Houses: 32.
"The property is divided among a few. The manor of Newton, with Newton Hall, belongs to T. Fairfax, Esq.; and the manor of Toulston belongs to J. Brown, Esq. Newton Hall has long been the seat of the Fairfaxes; and was recently refronted, and adorned with a Corinthian colonnade. Remains of the ancient castle of the Barons de Kyme, the last of whom died in 1338, are in Newton Hall garden. Toulston Lodge is the residence of R. S. Carroll, Esq. Many Roman coins, an alabaster urn, rings, and other Roman relics, have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value: £385. Patron, T. Fairfax, Esq. The church is a picturesque old edifice; consists of nave, N aisle, and S porch, with ivy-clad tower; and has two fine memorial windows. Charities, £32."

Originally the parish was part of either the Ainsty Wapentake or the Barkston Ash Wapentake in the West Riding. Between 1894 and 1974 it was a civil parish in the Tadcaster Rural District. Both the village of Newton Kyme and the hamlet of Toulston have been redirected here.

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Both GENUKI and FamilySearch consider Newton Kyme to be in the West Riding while A Vision of Britain through Time states it was in both the Ainsty and Barkston Ash.

  • GENUKIl on Newton Kyme. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Newton Kyme provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Newton Kyme.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time provides links to four 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. These maps all expand 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 West Riding South 1900. The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (the southern part of Bradford, the southern part of Leeds, the southern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the southern part of Selby, Goole Rural District, and all the divisions of Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Doncaster, Barnsley, Rotherham and Sheffield)
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding North 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 West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the whole of the West Riding after the revisions of 1935.


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