Place:Routh, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesRutesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
Ruthasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.866°N 0.338°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoBeverley Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1930
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Routh is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, located approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) north-east of Beverley. Its current population is only about 100 people.

From 1894 until the municipal reorganization of 1974, Routh was located in Beverley Rural District. It was also the local ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Holderness.

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 which, once again, named itself the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Routh. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Routh. It is always worth looking at the supplementary pages of a Vision of Britain article.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Routh provides a list of useful resources for the local area.