Place:Armthorpe, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesEinuluestorpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 313
Ernulfestorpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 313
TypeTown, Civil parish, Suburb
Coordinates53.533°N 1.05°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: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Armthorpe is a village and civil parish which forms the eastern edge of the Doncaster urban sprawl within the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, it has a population of 12,630.

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

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

"ARMTHORPE, a parish in Doncaster district, [West Riding of] Yorkshire; 3 miles NE of Doncaster [railway] station. Post town, Doncaster. Acres, 2,810. Real property, £3,485. Pop., 424. Houses, 83. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value, £366.* Patron, J. W. Childers, Esq. The church is old but good. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel, a national school, and charities [to the value of] £49."

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Armthorpe. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Armthorpe provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Armthorpe.
  • 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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