Place:Auckley, Nottinghamshire, England

Alt namesAwkleysource: Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.502°N 1.018°W
Located inNottinghamshire, England     ( - 1895)
Also located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1895 - 1974)
Yorkshire, England     (1895 - 1974)
South Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoDoncaster Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1895-1974
Doncaster (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
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Auckley is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, about five miles east of Doncaster town centre. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 3,266. The parish includes the villages of Auckley and Hayfield Green.


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The village was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Auckley as:

AUCKLEY, or Awkley, a township in the parish of Finningley, and partly in Notts, partly in W. R. Yorkshire; 3 miles E by N of Rossington r. station, and 5 ESE of Doncaster. Acres, 1,970. Pop., 309. Houses, 69.

In the 1960s substantial housing development took place in Auckley to accommodate the families at RAF Finningley. This began with the Spey Drive Estate.

Since the closure of RAF Finningley in 1996 and its subsequent development as Robin Hood Airport, there has been development of the old airfield estate around Hayfield Lane. The old RAF housing has been purchased by South Yorkshire Housing Association and private individuals. New homes, businesses, schools and a hotel have been built around the airport.

Historically, Auckley was in the ecclesiastical parish of Finningley in the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill. From 1894 until 1974, Auckley was located in Doncaster Rural District in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Auckley. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Finningley provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Auckley (where it is described as being in Nottinghamshire).
  • 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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