Place:Thorganby, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesWest Cottingwithsource: hamlet in parish
Thorganby-with-West Cottingwithsource: alternate name
Thorganby with West Cottingwithsource: alternate name
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.87°N 0.951°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoEscrick Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1935
Derwent Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1935-1974
Selby District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district of which it was a part 1974-1996
York, Yorkshire, Englandunitary authority in which it has been located since 1996
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

Thorganby or Thorganby with West Cottingwith is a civil parish which, since 1974, is located in the Selby District of North Yorkshire, England and made up of the two settlements of Thorganby and West Cottingwith. It is about 10 miles southeast of the City of York and on the current border with the East Riding of Yorkshire.

From 1894 until 1935, Thorganby was located in Escrick Rural District in East Yorkshire. In 1935 the Escrick Rural District was abolished and its place was taken by Derwent Rural District (also in East Yorkshire) which administered the local area until the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974. In 1974 Thorganby changed its name to Thorganby with West Cottingwith and was transferred to the Selby District of North Yorkshire. In 1996 the City of York, a unitary authority, expanded its borders to include Thorganby with West Cottingwith.

Historically, Thorganby was an ecclesiastical parish within the wapentake of Ouse and Derwent.

Research Tips

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