Place:Yapham, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesIapunsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates53.95°N 0.813°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoPocklington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the civil parish was located 1894-1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Yapham is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, Northern England. It is situated about 2 miles (3.2 km) north-east of Pocklington.

Together with the hamlet of Meltonby it forms the civil parish of Yapham cum Meltonby (usually known simply as Yapham) which covers approximately 1,830 acres (7.4 km2). The population of Yapham has remained reasonably unchanged for many years with the 1891 UK census identifying a population of 191 with the 2001 UK census identifying a population of 175.

The village was originally known as Iapun / Lapun and the first reference of the village can be found in the Domesday Book (1086).

Historically, Yapham was in the ecclesiastical parish of Pocklington in the wapentake of Harthill. From 1894 until 1974, Yapham was located in Pocklington Rural District.

Humberside 1974-1996

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 to the west and to the north which, once again, named itself the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The phrase "Yorkshire and the Humber" serves no purpose in WeRelate. It refers to one of a series of basically economic regions established in 1994 and abolished for most purposes in 2011. See the Wikipedia article entited "Regions of England").

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Yapham.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Yapham. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Pocklington provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Yapham.
  • 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.
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