Place:Shiptonthorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesEptonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
Shiptonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
Shipton (near Weighton-Market)source: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.8793°N 0.7053°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoPocklington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the parish was situated 1894-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Shiptonthorpe is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) south-east of the market town of Pocklington and 2 miles (3.2 km) north-west of the market town of Market Weighton. It lies on the north side of the A1079 road. According to the 2011 UK census, Shiptonthorpe parish had a population of 503, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 419.

Historically, Shiptonthorpe was in the ecclesiastical parish of Market Weighton in the wapentake of Harthill. From 1894 until 1974, Shiptonthorpe was located in Pocklington Rural District.

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 Shiptonthorpe. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Market Weighton provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Shiptonthorpe (a description of the village of Shipton within the parish of Shiptonthorpe).
  • 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.
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