Place:Conisbrough, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesConingesborcsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 315
Coningesburgsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 315
Conisboroughsource: Wikipedia
Cuningesburgsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 315
TypeTown, Civil parish, Urban district
Coordinates53.483°N 1.233°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 1921
Doncaster (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
Contained Places
Conisbrough Castle
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Conisbrough is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster, in South Yorkshire, England. It is located roughly midway between the town centres of Doncaster and Rotherham, on the bank of the River Don. It had a population of 15,361 according to the UK census of 2001.

Historically, Conisbrough was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill. From 1894 until 1921, Conisbrough was located in Doncaster Rural District. From 1921 until 1974 Conisbrough was an urban district.

Conisbrough has a castle still standing whose history goes back to before the Norman Conquest of 1066. During the 19th and 20th centuries a number of large collieries were located nearby.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Conisbrough.

Research Tips

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