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Definitions of the terms used to describe areas of land and habitation in the county of Yorkshire.


This page (and its associated pages) deals with the following terms:

Civil Administration
CountyRiding
WapentakeDivision
CityTown
County TownTownship
VillageManor
LibertyHamlet
DaleWolds

Ecclesiastical Administration
DioceseArchdeaconry
DeaneryParish
PeculiarChapelry


Civil Administration.

County:

Riding:

Wapentake:

Division:

City:

Town:

County Town:

Township:

Village:

Manor:

Liberty:

Hamlet:

Dale:

Wolds:


Ecclesiastical Administraton

Diocese:

Archdeaconry:

Deanery

Parish:

Peculiar:

Chapelry

For further information, please see the Church of England Hierarchy page.


Further Information.

A Glossary of old words and unusual words used within the Genuki Yorkshire pages.
Church of England Hierarchy.

Tana Willis Johnson's What is a wapentake
Tana and Brian Pears' The divisions and sub-divisions of England and its counties

A description of the North Riding (1890)
A description of the East Riding (1892)

A History of Yorkshire (1892)


Written by Colin Hinson, in co-operation with Liz Agar
who shares the blame for any incorrect definitions!


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