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Blacktoft, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Blacktoft, a village, a township, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the left bank of the river Ouse, about a mile above the junction with the Trent, where the estuary of the Humber commences. It is 3½ miles S by E of Staddlethorpe railway station, and 8 ESE of Howden, and it includes the hamlet of Staddlethorpe, and has a post and telegraph office under Howden; money order office, Newport. The parish consists of the townships of Blacktoft and Scalby, and the extra-parochial chapelry of Cheapsides. Acreage, 1761; population of the civil parish, 578; of the ecclesiastical, 525. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £255 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Durham. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, is a neat structure, with apse, small chancel, and 3 sweet-toned bells. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 unionHowden 
RidingEast 
WapentakeHowdenshire 

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


Church Records

Blacktoft Parish Registers (Christenings, Marriages, Burials), 1700-1812 (£)

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

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1813-1913 1813-19291813-1929

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Blacktoft from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

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


Newspapers and Periodicals

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

CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Postal districtDN14
Post TownGoole