Place:South Duffield, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameSouth Duffield
Alt namesSuddufelsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
Suddufeldsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
Suddufeltsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.785°N 0.965°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoRiccal Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which South Duffield was situated 1894-1935
Derwent Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which South Duffield was situated 1935-1974
Selby District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district of which South Duffield has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of South Duffield from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72):

"DUFFIELD (South), a township in Hemingbrough parish, [East Riding of] Yorkshire; on the river Derwent, between the Selby and Market-Weighton and the Selby and Hull railways, 4½ miles E by N of Selby. Acres: 1,280. Real property: £1,932. Population: 236. Houses: 41.

From 1894 until 1935, South Duffield was located in Riccal Rural District. In 1935 the Riccal Rural District was abolished and its place was taken by Derwent Rural District. At this time South Duffield merged with its neighbouring civil parish, Cliffe-cum-Lund, under the name Cliffe.

Derwent Rural District continued to administer the local area until the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974. Since 1974, South Duffield has been in the Selby District of North Yorkshire.

Historically, South Duffield was in the ecclesiastical parish of Hemingbrough in the wapentake of Ouse and Derwent.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on South Duffield. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Hemingbrough provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • British History Online has an article from the Victoria County Histories on South Duffield
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on South Duffield.
  • 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.