Place:Rillington, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesRedlintonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
Redlintonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
Renlitonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
Rillington with Scampstonsource: old name for parish
Rillington cum Scampstonsource: old name for parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates54.151°N 0.694°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire     (1974 - )
See alsoBuckrose Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was situated
Norton Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which Rillington was located 1894-1974
Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district covering the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Rillington is a village since 1974 in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. It is approximately 3 miles east of Malton and southwest of Scarborough. It is situated on the banks of the River Derwent, which used to be navigable for small vessels from here to the River Humber.

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Rillington was originally an ancient parish in Buckrose Wapentake in the East Riding of Yorkshire. In 1866 the status of civil parish was introduced and this was taken on by most ancient parishes and also by their subsidiary townships if they were of any size at all. In 1866 both Rillington and its township of Scampston became civil parishes. In 1894 they each became part of the Norton Rural District of the East Riding.

In the 1800s and earlier, the parish was known as Rillington with Scampston or Rillington cum Scampston. Scampston is a hamlet and chapelry within the ecclesiastical parish.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Rillington.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Rillington.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Rillington provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • 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.
  • For a discussion of where to find Archive Offices in Yorkshire, see GENUKI.
  • Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England page.
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