Place:Bawtry, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameBawtry
TypeTown, Civil parish
Coordinates53.428°N 1.017°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inSouth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
Nottinghamshire    
See alsoBlyth, Nottinghamshire, Englandecclesiastical parish of which Bawtry was a part
Doncaster 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
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Bawtry is a small market town and civil parish which lies at the point where the western branch of the Roman road Ermine Street crosses the River Idle in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England and met the Great North Road. Nearby towns include Gainsborough to the east, Retford south south-east, Worksop to the south-west and Doncaster to the north-west. Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, it has a population of 3,204.

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

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Bawtry. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Blyth provides a list of useful resources for the local area. (The FamilySearch wiki uses a different spelling for Blythe.)
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Bawtry.
  • 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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