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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


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

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Poor Law unionHowden 

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:

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.


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
Postal districtDN14
Post TownGoole