Place:Wilstrop, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesTockwith with Wilstropsource: current civil parish
TypeCivil parish, Uninhabited hamlet
Coordinates53.9906°N 1.2633°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoWetherby Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Tockwith with Wilstrop, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish since 1974
Harrogate District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality of which it has been a part since 1974

Wilstrop is now a part of the civil parish of Tockwith with Wilstrop but it was a separate parish prior to 1974 when the Harrogate District was established in North Yorkshire, England.

According to an article on the history of Wilstrop from the present parish council website, Wilstrop was a mediaeval village which has disappeared over the centuries. However, the name remained as that of the civil parish which existed from 1894 until 1974 within Wetherby Rural District. In 1974 the area became part of the Harrogate District of North Yorkshire.

Ecclesiastically, Wilstrop was tied to the parish of Kirk Hammerton on the other side of the River Nidd in Ainsty Wapentake.

Research Tips

  • A map provided by the Tockwith with Wilstrop Parish Council showing the council area in red and all the local settlements, both inside and outside the parish.
  • An article on the history of Wilstrop from the present parish council website, and the original article on which it was based.
  • GENUKI on Wilstrop. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Kirk Hammerton provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Wilstrop.
  • 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).