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Flaxton, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Flaxton, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in the N.R. Yorkshire, lying adjacent to the York and Scarborough railway, near the river Foss, 9 miles NNE of York, and with a station on the railway, and a post and money order office under York; telegraph office, Sand Hut-ton. It is sometimes called Flaxton-on-the-Moor. Acreage of township, 1865; population, 325. About 300 silver Saxon coins, together with other relics, were found here in 1807. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; gross yearly value, £155 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Durham. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels and a reading-room. - Fleamburg. See FLAMBOROUGH.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Poor Law unionYork 
RidingNorth 
WapentakeBulmer 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Flaxton, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel:

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1871-1907   

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Flaxton from the following:


Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


Maps

Online maps of Flaxton are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online:

DistrictRyedale
CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Postal districtYO60
Post TownYork