Place:Rudston, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesRodestainsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
Rodestansource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
Rodesteinsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates54.084°N 0.321°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
See alsoDickering Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which the parish was located
Bridlington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
East Yorkshire District, Humberside, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-1996
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Rudston is a small village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated between Driffield and Bridlington approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) to the west of Bridlington, and lies on the B1253 road. The Gypsey Race (an intermittent stream) runs through the village, which lies in the Great Wold Valley. According to the 2011 UK census, Rudston parish had a population of 409, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 390.

Rudston Roman villa, noted for its mosaics, was first excavated in 1839. It was subsequently re-excavated in the 1930s, 1960s and 1970s.

Rudston Grade I listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints. Of 14th-century origin, it was restored in 1861 by George Fowler Jones. It contains the gigantic organ, originally of four manuals, given by Sir Alexander McDonald of the Isles. Now a 3 manual instrument, it stands at the west end of the church in the original case. The author Winifred Holtby (1898-1935) was born in Rudston and is buried in the church graveyard.

Thorpe Hall to the east of the village was designated in 1952 by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.

There are a number of Neolithic sites associated with the stream and its valley.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Rudston.

Originally Rudston was an ancient parish in the Dickering Wapentake. From 1894 until 1974 it was a civil parish in the Bridlington Rural District. In 1974 the rural district was abolished and with the rest of the East Riding south and west of Bridlington, Rudston became part of the East Yorkshire District of the new but short-lived administrative county of Humberside. The North Wolds District was renamed the East Yorkshire District of Humberside in 1981.

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 Rudston.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Rudston.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Rudston 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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