Place:Barnby Dun, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameBarnby Dun
Alt namesBarnby-Dunsource: Family History Library Catalog
Barmby-upon-Donsource: Family History Library Catalog
Barmby upon Donsource: spelling variant
Barnby-on-the-Donsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 313
Barnby on the Donsource: spelling variant
Barnby-upon-Donsource: Family History Library Catalog
Barnby upon Donsource: spelling variant
Barnebisource: Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) p 313
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.568°N 1.067°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inSouth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoStrafforth and Tickhill Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Doncaster Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1921
Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish of which it was a part 1921-1974
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

Barnby Dun (or, originally, Barnby upon Don) was a village to the northeast of Doncaster included in Doncaster Rural District from the introduction of rural districts in 1894 until it was merged with the neighbouring parish of Kirk Sandall in 1921 to become Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall. The new parish also included the parish of Edenthorpe. The combined civil parish is now located within the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England.

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

"BARNBY-UPON-DON, or Barnby-Dun, a township and a parish in Doncaster district, [West Riding of] Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Don, and on the Doncaster and Thorne railway, 5 miles NE by N of Doncaster; and it has a station, of the name of Barnby-Dun, on the railway. Acres: 2,230. Real property: £4,259. Population: 537. Houses: 118."

Historically, Barnby Dun was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill.

Research Tips

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