Place:Tadcaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameTadcaster
Alt namesTadcastersource: from redirect
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.883°N 1.267°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoAinsty Wapentake, Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Barkston Ash Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, EnglandWest Riding wapentake of which it was part
Tadcaster Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Selby District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been located since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Tadcaster is a market town and civil parish now in the Selby District of North Yorkshire, England. It is approximately 3 miles (5 km) east of the Great North Road, 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Leeds, and 10 miles (16 km) southwest of York.

It is the last town the River Wharfe passes before it joins the River Ouse about 10 miles (16 km) downstream. It is in the administrative county of North Yorkshire, although before 1974 it was split between the Ainsty of York and the West Riding of Yorkshire. Tadcaster was the largest settlement in Tadcaster Rural District during its duration 1894-1974.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Tadcaster. Tadcaster has a long and interesting history.

Research Tips

  • GENUKIl on Tadcaster. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Tadcaster provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Tadcaster.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time provides links to four maps of the West 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.
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding 1888. The "Sanitary Districts (which preceded the rural districts) for the whole of the West Riding.
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding South 1900. The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (the southern part of Bradford, the southern part of Leeds, the southern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the southern part of Selby, Goole Rural District, and all the divisions of Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Doncaster, Barnsley, Rotherham and Sheffield)
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding North 1900 The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (rural districts of Sedbergh, Settle, Skipton, Pateley Bridge, Ripon, Knaresborough, Great Ouseburn, Clitheroe, Wharfedale, Wetherby, York, Bishopthorpe, Keighley, the northern part of Bradford, the northern part of Leeds, the northern part of Hunslet Urban District, the northern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the northern part of Selby Rural District)
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the whole of the West Riding after the revisions of 1935.
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