Place:Wold Newton, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameWold Newton
Alt namesNeutonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
Neutonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
Newton-Woldsource: Family History Library Catalog
Wold-Newtonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Newton Woldsource: alternate name
TypeChapelry, Parish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates54.135°N 0.406°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
See alsoDickering Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which the parish was located
Bridlington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the civil parish was located 1894-1974
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

Wold Newton is a small Yorkshire Wolds village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 9 miles (14 km) south of Scarborough and 9 miles (14 km) northwest of Bridlington. Wold Newton is located within the Great Wold Valley. The course of the Gypsey Race, a winterbourne chalk stream, passes through the south of the village. The village of Fordon has been part of the civil parish since 1935. According to the 2011 UK census, Wold Newton parish had a population of 337, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 291.

The parish church of All Saints is a Grade II* listed building and, within the parish, there are a further eight Grade II listed buildings including Wold Newton Hall, the former Wesleyan Chapel (now Wold Newton Community Centre), The Old Vicarage, the Anvil Arms Public House and the Red telephone box on Wold Newton Green.

From the mediaeval era until the 19th century Wold Newton was part of Dickering Wapentake, and from 1894 until 1974 the parish formed part of Bridlington Rural District. With the 1974 reforms to local government Wold Newton formed the northernmost tip of the new county of Humberside, while the southern tip comprised the identically-named village of Wold Newton in Lincolnshire.

Since the abolition of Humberside County Council in 1996 Wold Newton is now covered by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, a unitary authority.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Wold Newton.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Wold Newton.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Wold Newton provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • 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.
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