Place:Weeton (near Harrogate), West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameWeeton (near Harrogate)
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.91477°N 1.5676°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoWetherby Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Harrogate District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district in which it is located since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Weeton is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England.

The name is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Widetun(e)/Wideton(e) and seems to derive from Old English wiðig 'willow' and tūn 'settlement, estate, farm', thus meaning 'willow farm'.

Located between Otley and Harrogate it is close to the River Wharfe. Largely populated by commuters working in Leeds and Bradford, it is accessed from the A61 (Leeds-Harrogate road) or the A658 (Harrogate-Bradford road). The parish also contains the village of Huby, approximately north-west of Weeton, where Weeton railway station is situated. Weeton has no pub, shop or post office. It is home to the Weeton Agricultural Show and Weeton and Huby Cricket Club.

The village church is called St Barnabas and was built at the cost of the Earl of Harewood. The foundation stone was laid in 1851 by the Bishop of Ripon and construction was completed in 1852. The nearby parsonage was built in 1853. The first three vicars were the Rev. James Palmes, the Rev. T.H. Fearon and, from 1867, the Rev. Christopher Wybergh.

The village is the subject of a booklet by Joan Coombs.

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Historically, Weeton was in the ecclesiastical parish of Harewood in the Upper division of the Skyrack Wapentake. From 1894 until 1974, Weeton was located in Wetherby Rural District. In 1974 the area became part of the Harrogate District of North Yorkshire.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Weeton. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Harewood provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Weeton.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to 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. Those listed here provide data for the part of the West Riding that transferred to North Yorkshire in 1974 plus the northern parts of Leeds and Bradford. These maps all blow up 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 Northern part of the West Riding 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 Northern part of the West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the northern part of the West Riding (mostly Settle, Skipton, Ripon and Pateley Bridge, and Nidderdale, with sections of Wharfedale and Wetherby) after the revisions of 1935.
  • Ordnance Survey Southern part of the West Riding 1944 shows the southern part of the West Riding (including the southern part of Wetherby Rural District).
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