Place:Pocklington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NamePocklington Rural
TypeRural district
Coordinates53.922°N 0.734°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1894 - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
See alsoPocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandtown and urban district adjacent, then part of Pocklington Rural District
Escrick Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district from which it absorbed territory in 1935
Driffield Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district which absorbed territory from Pocklington in 1935
Norton Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district which absorbed territory from Pocklington in 1935
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Pocklington Rural District was a rural district in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England from 1894 to 1974. The district surrounded but did not originally include Pocklington, which formed a separate urban district.

The district was created by the Local Government Act 1894. In 1935 it absorbed all of Pocklington Urban District and a small part of Escrick Rural District. These two districts were abolished by a County Review Order made under the Local Government Act 1929. At the same time Pocklington Rural was reduced in area as parts of the district were transferred to Driffield and Norton rural districts.

Humberside 1974-1996

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 to the west and to the north which, once again, named itself the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The phrase "Yorkshire and the Humber" serves no purpose in WeRelate. It refers to one of a series of basically economic regions established in 1994 and abolished for most purposes in 2011. See the Wikipedia article entited "Regions of England").

Civil Parishes

Research Tips

  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Pocklington Rural District. This section provides statistics on population and industry, as well as a listing of the civil parishes and the alterations to the municipal organization.
  • 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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