One-Place Study
Researching Rillington in North Yorkshire

Rillington, North Yorkshire  is divided into north and south sections by the A64 which runs from York to Scarborough and is located 5 miles north east of Malton.

It is a parish that historically contained the township of Rillington and the chapelry of Scampston. It was in the Buckrose Wapentake and the East Riding of Yorkshire. Ecclesiastically, both were in the archdeaconry of the East Riding and the Diocese of York. It was mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086 as Redlinton(e) and Renliton. There is a Norman Church dedicated to St Andrew. The village was and remains predominantly an agricultural community.

The Rillington One-Place Study commenced in 2013 and includes the following sources:

  • Census 1841-1911
  • Maps including: Tithe Map 1848, Yorkshire Series 1854, OS 1890-91, OS 1911, Public Footpaths 1949, OS 1972
  • Tithe Apportionment Schedules
  • 1910 Valuation Office Survey
  • Wills
  • Transcripts of Trade Directories
  • Old photographs and postcards
  • Newspaper articles
  • Non-Conformist records
  • Title deeds
  • Manorial records
  • Glebe terriers

The website for the One-Place Study may be found at

A website for current day Rillington »

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