Place:Ulrome, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesUlframsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
Ulrehamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.984°N 0.22°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
See alsoHolderness Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Bridlington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the civil parish was located 1894-1935
East Yorkshire District, Humberside, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-1996
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Lissett and Ulrome (also simply known as Ulrome) is now a civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Bridlington town centre and covering an area of 1,139.535 hectares (2,815.85 acres). The civil parish is formed by the villages of Lissett and Ulrome. According to the 2011 UK census, Lissett and Ulrome parish had a population of 239, a reduction on the 2001 UK census figure of 260.

Ulrome is a village situated approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) north of the town of Hornsea and on the east side of the B1242 road. The parish church of St Andrew is a Grade II listed building.

Ulrome was originally a township in the parish of Skipsea in the Holderness Wapentake. It was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it joined the Bridlington Rural District. In 1935 the parish was enlarged by absorbing a portion of the neighbouring parish of Barmston and the whole of the parish of Lissett. The parish remained in Bridlington Rural District until 1974.

In 1974 Bridlington Rural District was abolished and, with the rest of the East Riding south of Bridlington, Ulrome became part of the North Wolds District of the new but short-lived administrative county of Humberside. The North Wolds District was renamed the East Yorkshire District of Humberside in 1981.

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 Skipsea which includes a note on Ulrome.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Ulrome.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Ulrome provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A chapter on Skipsea from the Victoria County Histories, Volume 7, Holderness Wapentake, Middle and North Divisions, published 2002 by British History Online. This contains a lot of details of Ulrome including a diagram of the township in 1765.
  • 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.
  • 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.