Place:Burghwallis, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameBurghwallis
Alt namesBurgsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 314
Burgh-Wallissource: Family History Library Catalog
Burgwallissource: BHA, Authority file (2003-)
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.585°N 1.184°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
Osgoldcross Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was situated.
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Burghwallis is a small village and civil parish in rural South Yorkshire, England. The village is situated amongst mixed farmland and woodland on a slight rise roughly six miles north north west of Doncaster, or one mile off the A1.

The village church is dedicated to St Helen. The village pub is the Burghwallis.

The village is now within the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster. Historically, Burghwallis was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Osgoldcross. From 1894 until 1974, Burghwallis was located in Doncaster Rural District.

History

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In contrast with most of the villages surrounding Doncaster, very little in the way of residential development took place in Burghwallis during the 19th and 20th centuries. Today the village is one of a handful in the area to have retained much of its original character and has a very peaceful small-scale rural feel.

No church is mentioned in Burghwallis' entry in the Domesday Book, however the Grade II Listed St Helen's chapel is likely to have been either standing or under construction at the time. Several architectural features suggest it is of a pre-Conquest design, and it is held to have been built between 950 and 1100 AD. Parish records as far back as 1596 exist and are available from the Doncaster archives.

It was the home of Catholic Martyr, John Anne who lived in the Hall during the 16th Century.

Closer to the present day, Jeremy Clarkson spent his childhood living here.

Etymology

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Burgh in general tends to mean town/township in Old Norse and Old German. The parish is referred to simply as "Burg" in the Domesday book, becoming Burghwallis in the early 13th century when Dionysia – one of seven surviving daughters of the local lord – was married into the Wallis family. The Wallis family line persisted among the local landowners through to the early 17th century by which time the name of the settlement was so far removed from that of the local aristocracy that the succeeding Anne family appear not to have thought to change it. The name literally means "village of the Wallis family".

Research Tips

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