Place:Wressell, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesWresslesource: official name change in 1935
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.768°N 0.915°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoHowden Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

According to A Vision of Britain through Time, in 1935 the civil parish of Wressell was abolished and replaced by the civil parish of Wressle.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Wressle is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, lying on the eastern bank of the River Derwent approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) north-west of Howden.

The civil parish consists of the village of Wressle and the hamlets of Brind and Newsholme. According to the 2011 UK census, Wressle parish had a population of 271, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 261.

Since 1840 the village has been served by a railway station, which is on the Hull to York Line. The parish church of St. John of Beverley is a Grade II listed building. Wressle Castle, a Grade I listed ruin, is located here.

Historically, Wressle was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Harthill. From 1894 until 1974, Wressell or Wressle was a civil parish located in Howden Rural District.

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 which, once again, named itself the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Wressle. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Wressle provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • Howdenshire History provides histories of towns and villages in the area provided by a local family historian. The stories of some families who emigrated to Ontario, Canada, are included.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Wressell.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also 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 blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
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