Place:Rufforth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.951°N 1.203°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoClaro Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Ainsty Wapentake, Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was sometimes located
Great Ouseburn Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1938
Nidderdale Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1938-1974
Harrogate District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality of which it has been a part since 1974
City of York District, Yorkshire, Englandunitary authority of which it has been a part since 1996
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Rufforth is now a village in the unitary authority of the City of York in North Yorkshire, England. It lies about 4 miles (6.4 km) west of York. The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book and dates from Saxon times.

Rufforth is the larger village in the new civil parish of Rufforth with Knapton, Knapton being another village in the parish. Knapton was a separate civil parish until 1988. The present parish extends to the edge of the village of Acomb. According to the 2001 UK census the parish of Rufforth with Knapton had a population of 950 of which 560 lived in Rufforth.

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For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Rufforth.

Historically, Rufforth was an ecclesiastical parish in Ainsty Wapentake. From 1894 until 1938, Rufforth was located in Great Ouseburn Rural District and from 1938 until 1974 in Nidderdale Rural District. From 1974 until 1996 the area was part of the Harrogate District of North Yorkshire. In 1996 the City of York became a unitary authority and absorbed Rufforth as well as a number of other parishes west of the city boundaries.

The page, Great Ouseburn Rural District, has an outline map of all the civil parishes in the district.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Rufforth. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Rufforth provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Rufforth.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to maps of the West Riding, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. Those listed here provide data for the part of the West Riding that transferred to North Yorkshire in 1974 plus the northern parts of Leeds and Bradford. These maps all blow up 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 Northern part of the West Riding 1900 The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (rural districts of Sedbergh, Settle, Skipton, Pateley Bridge, Ripon, Knaresborough, Great Ouseburn, Clitheroe, Wharfedale, Wetherby, York, Bishopthorpe, Keighley, the northern part of Bradford, the northern part of Leeds, the northern part of Hunslet Urban District, the northern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the northern part of Selby Rural District)
  • Ordnance Survey Northern part of the West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the northern part of the West Riding (mostly Settle, Skipton, Ripon and Pateley Bridge, and Nidderdale, with sections of Wharfedale and Wetherby) after the revisions of 1935.
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