Place:Aston-cum-Aughton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameAston-cum-Aughton
Alt namesAston cum Aughtonsource: Wikipedia
Aston with Aughtonsource: unlatinized
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.36°N 1.32°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inSouth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoRotherham Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part until 1974
Rotherham (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Aston cum Aughton is a civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham in South Yorkshire, England, with a population of 13,961 according to the 2001 census.

It consists of the villages of Aston and Aughton, along with Swallownest. To the west the parish borders the unparished area of Sheffield. Buildings of interest include the Aston Manor house, the original West family house in Aughton, the historically significant Aston Reading Room, several early farm cottages boasting magnificent period features and a beautiful 12th-century church.

History

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The villages of Aston and Aughton were recorded in the Domesday Book as "Estone" and "Hactone", and were at that time already well established, with a total combined value of £1 sterling. Swallownest is a much later settlement existing as a separate entity since the 1740s. Nathaniel Swallow, a farmer after whom the village is presumably named, was an early resident. Swallow's house, still intact - although in desperate need of repair, was left standing until 2006, when the land was bought by developers and transformed into a small housing estate - much to the displeasure of some locals.

The approximate population of Aston cum Aughton (which includes Swallownest) currently stands at around 15,000. The parish has twice expanded rapidly. The coal mines brought an influx of workers during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The recent new housing estates have, once again, increased the population. Links to Rotherham and Sheffield are good and regular bus services - although seemingly reduced - still enable access.

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