Place:Stockton on the Forest, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameStockton on the Forest
Alt namesStockton-on-the-Forestsource: Wikipedia
Stockton on the Forestsource: GENUKI, Vision of Britain
Carltonsource: hamlet in parish
Sandburnsource: hamlet in parish
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates53.984°N 1°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - 1996)
See alsoBugthorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a chapelry
Bulmer Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Flaxton Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which the parish was a part 1894-1974
Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district in which it was located since 1974-1996
York, Yorkshire, Englandunitary authority in which it has been situated since 1996
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Stockton on the Forest is a village and civil parish within the unitary authority of the City of York in North Yorkshire, England. It is located to the east of the A64 road to Scarborough and the roundabout interchange of the A64 and the A1036. To the east there are the villages of Upper Helmsley and Sand Hutton and to the south the villages of Warthill, Holtby and Murton.

According to the 2001 UK census the parish had a population of 1,261. Between 1974 and 1996, Stockton on the Forest had been part of the Ryedale district.

Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Stockton on the Forest was part of Flaxton Rural District. Historically, it was a chapelry in the ancient parish of Bugthorpe (despite it being detached several miles to the west) and in the Bulmer Wapentake.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Stockton-in-the-Forest.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Stockton on the Forest.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Stockton on the Forest.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the chapelry of Stockton on the Forest provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time provides links to three maps of the North 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.
  • 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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