Place:Ruston Parva, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameRuston Parva
Alt namesLittle Rustonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Rorestonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
Ruston-Parvasource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeHamlet, Civil parish
Coordinates54.034°N 0.372°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoDriffield Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the civil parish was located 1894-1935
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Ruston Parva is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 8 miles (13 km) south-west of Bridlington and lies just north of the A14.

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Historically, Ruston Parva was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Dickering. From 1894 until 1935, Ruston Parva was located in Driffield Rural District. In 1935 the civil parishes of Ruston Parva, Lowthorpe and Harpham merged to make one civil parish under the name Harpham.

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.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Ruston Parva.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Ruston Parva. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • Parva,_Yorkshire The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Ruston Parva provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Ruston Parva.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also 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 blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
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