Place:Scampston, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesScamestonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
Scamestonasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates54.166°N 0.677°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoRillington, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a chapelry
Buckrose Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Norton Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the parish was situated
Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district in which it is now located
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Scampston is a village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. It lies close to the A64 road, on the outskirts of Rillington and approximately 3 miles east of Malton.

Scampston was the birthplace of William Latimer, 4th Baron Latimer, the first member of the British Parliament to be impeached.

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Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Scampston was located in Norton Rural District. Historically, it was located in the ancient parish of Rillington in the Buckrose Wapentake. The ecclesiastical parish was often known as Rillington with Scampston or Rillington cum Scampston.

In 1974 rural districts were abolished and the border between the East Riding of Yorkshire and the North Riding of Yorkshire was realigned. The North Riding changed its name to North Yorkshire. Since 1974 Scampston has been in North Yorkshire, specifically within the Ryedale District.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Scampston.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Scampston.
  • 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 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.
  • 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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