Place:Brodsworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameBrodsworth
Alt namesBrochesuuordesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 314
Brodesuuordesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 314
Brodesuurdesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 314
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.551°N 1.237°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
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Brodsworth is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England, situated about five miles north-west of Doncaster. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 346.

Historically, the parish of Brodsworth was much larger but with the sinking of Brodsworth colliery by the owners of Brodsworth Hall, the model village of Woodlands was built two miles away. On 1 April 1915, Woodlands was added to the parish of Adwick-le-Street since the colliery town had expanded to the stage where it joined Adwick. Brodsworth remained as a collection of farms and the estate village.

The local church, St Michael's, is a Victorian estate church built by the Thellusson family, owners of Brodsworth Hall, and is one of the four churches within the parish of Bilham, which is in the Sheffield diocese.

Historically, Brodsworth itself was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill. From 1894 until 1974, Brodsworth was located in Doncaster Rural District. Included within Brodsworth parish is the small village of Pickburn.

Research Tips

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