Place:West Tanfield, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameWest Tanfield
Alt namesTanfieldsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates54.205°N 1.589°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoBedale Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Hambleton District, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
Halikeld Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: Tanfield may also refer to East Tanfield which is much smaller but nearby.

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West Tanfield is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. The village is situated approximately six miles north of Ripon on the A6108, which goes from Ripon to Masham and Wensleydale. The parish includes the hamlets of Nosterfield, Thornborough and Binsoe.

Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, West Tanfield was part of Bedale Rural District. Historically, it was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Halikeld.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on West Tanfield. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance. GENUKI provides a second page from 19th century sources on the village's history.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on West Tanfield.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of West Tanfield provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
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