Dickering Wapentake

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Dickering was a wapentake (which is an administrative division) of the historic county called East Riding of Yorkshire in England, consisting of the north-east part of that county, including the towns of Bridlington and Filey; its territory is now partly in the modern East Riding and partly in North Yorkshire. Established in medieval times, it ceased to have much significance in the 19th century when the wapentakes were superseded by other administrative divisions for most local government purposes.[1]

Wapentakes of the East Riding of Yorkshire. Dickering is marked 8.

Dickering consisted of the parishes of Argam, Bempton, Bessingby, Boynton, Bridlington, Burton Agnes, Burton Fleming, Carnaby, Flamborough, Folkton, Foston on the Wolds, Foxholes, Ganton, Garton on the Wolds, Hunmanby, Kilham, Langtoft, Lowthorpe, Muston, Nafferton, Reighton, Rudston, Ruston Parva, Thwing, Willerby and Wold Newton, and part of the parish of Filey.[2]


  1. ^ "Relationships / unit history of Dickering". A Vision of Britain Through Time. Great Britain Historical GIS Project. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  2. ^ Sheahan, James Joseph; Whellan, T (1867). "Dickering Wapentake". History and topography of the city of York; the Ainsty wapentake; and the East riding of Yorkshire; embracing a general review of the early history of Great Britain, and a general history and description of the county of York. Beverley. p. 263. OCLC 37007927.

Coordinates: 54°05′28″N 0°22′59″W / 54.091°N 0.383°W / 54.091; -0.383