Place:Scrayingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesScrayinghamsource: from redirect
Escrainghamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
Escringhamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
Screnghamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates54.033°N 0.881°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoBuckrose Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which the parish was located
Pocklington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which the civil parish was a part 1894-1935
Norton Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which the civil parish was a part 1935-1974
Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Scrayingham is a village and civil parish now in North Yorkshire, formerly in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It notable for being the parish where George Hudson (1800-1871), the railway magnate, was born and buried.

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Scrayingham was originally an ancient parish in Buckrose Wapentake in the East Riding of Yorkshire. In 1866 the status of civil parish was introduced and this was taken on by most ancient parishes and also by their subsidiary townships if they were of any size at all. In 1866 both Scrayingham and its townships of Howsham and Leppington became civil parishes. In 1894 they each became part of the Pocklington Rural District of the East Riding. In 1935 Scrayingham was transferred to the Norton Rural District. Leppington was re-absorbed into Scrayingham in 1935.

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 Scrayingham has been in North Yorkshire, specifically within the Ryedale District.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Scrayingham.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Scrayingham.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Scrayingham provides a list of useful resources.
  • 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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