Place:Adwick upon Dearne, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameAdwick upon Dearne
Alt namesAdwick-upon-Dearnesource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.5°N 1.29°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inSouth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoDoncaster Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part until 1974
Doncaster (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Adwick upon Dearne is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. It is located on the River Dearne. It has a population of 351.

Historically, Adwick upon Dearne was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill . From 1894 until 1974, Adwick upon Dearne was located in Doncaster Rural District.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Adwick upon Dearne from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"ADWICK-UPON-DEARNE, a parish in Doncaster district, [West Riding of] Yorkshire; on the river Dearne, near Bolton-upon-Dearne [railway] station, 6¾ miles NNE of Rotherham. Post Town: Bolton-upon-Dearne under Rotherham. Acres: 1,107. Real property: £1,473. Population: 226. Houses: 44. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Wath, in the diocese of York. The church is ancient."

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Adwick upon Dearne. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Adwick upon Dearne provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Adwick upon Dearne.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to three maps for what is now South Yorkshire, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. These maps all blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding 1888. The "Sanitary Districts (which preceded the rural districts) for the whole of the West Riding.
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding South 1900. The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (the southern part of Bradford, the southern part of Leeds, the southern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the southern part of Selby, Goole Rural District, and all the divisions of Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Doncaster, Barnsley, Rotherham and Sheffield)
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the whole of the West Riding after the revisions of 1935.
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