Place:Rawcliffe (near Snaith), West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameRawcliffe (near Snaith)
Alt namesRawcliffe
Rawcliffe in Snaithsource: wikipedia
Rawcliffe Bridgesource: hamlet in parish
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.6997°N 0.965°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoOsgoldcross Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake of which it was part
Goole Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the parish was situated 1894-1974
Boothferry District, Humberside, Englandadministrative district in which it was located 1974-1996
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There is another village named Rawcliffe located within the ring road of the City of York and to the north of the city centre.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Rawcliffe (or Rawcliffe in Snaith) has been, since 1996, a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Goole on lies on the banks of the River Aire, just north of the M62 and on the A614 road.

The civil parish is formed by the village of Rawcliffe and the hamlet of Rawcliffe Bridge which lies just to the southeast of the village. According to the 2011 UK census, Rawcliffe parish had a population of 2,379, an increase on the 2001 census figure of 2087.

The parish was part of the Goole Rural District in the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1894 to 1974, then in Boothferry district of Humberside until 1996.

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").

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Rawcliffe. GENUKI has a Snaith supplementary page to cover a number of smaller places within the parish. It gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the township of Rawcliffe provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Rawcliffe (near Snaith).
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to three maps for the Goole Rural District, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey. These maps 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. This map is not equivalent to maps for other parts of the country at this time period and does not show parish boundaries. However, Goole Rural District is clearly shown. It is at the extreme right of the map and much wider than it is long.
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the whole of the West Riding after the revisions of 1935. This map does show the civil parish boundaries.

Remember that the entire rural district became part of Humberside 1974-1996, but on the abolition of Humberside, some parishes joined Lincolnshire while others joined the East Riding of Yorkshire. This fact is covered on a parish by parish basis.

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Rawcliffe, East Riding of Yorkshire. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.