|Alt names||Anston||source: from redirect|
|Anston-cum-Membris||source: Family History Library Catalog|
|Anston cum Membris||source: spelling variation|
|North Anston||source: Wikipedia|
|South Anston||source: Wikipedia|
|North and South Anston||source: Wikipedia|
|Type||Village, Civil parish|
|Located in||West Riding of Yorkshire, England ( - 1974)|
|Also located in||South Yorkshire, England (1974 - )|
|Yorkshire, England |
|See also||Strafforth and Tickhill Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, England||wapentake in which it was located|
|Kiveton Park Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, England||rural district of which it was a part until 1974|
|Rotherham (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, England||metropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia
Anston is a civil parish which, since 1974, has been located in South Yorkshire, England. The parish consists of the settlements of North Anston and South Anston, divided by the Anston Brook.
South Anston was an ancient parish in the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It was a large parish, also known as Anston cum Membris, which also included North Anston and the township of Woodsetts. When civil parishes were created in 1866, Woodsetts became a separate civil parish and the remaining part of the parish became the Civil Parish of North and South Anston. In 1974 the parish was transferred to the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham in the new county of South Yorkshire.
The original interest for the area (beyond Anston's agricultural uses) was the sandy "Anstone" magnesian limestone, but the real growth in Anston's population was more due to the sinking of the Dinnington Main Colliery in the early 20th century.
Prior to the setting up of the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham within South Yorkshire, England, Anson was a civil parish in Kiveton Park Rural District in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Anston.
Categories: West Riding of Yorkshire, England | Anston, West Riding of Yorkshire, England | Strafforth and Tickhill Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, England | Kiveton Park Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, England | Rotherham (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, England | South Yorkshire, England