Place:Dinnington, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameDinnington
Alt namesDinningtonsource: from redirect
Domnitonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 315
Dunintonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 315
Dunnitonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 315
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.367°N 1.2°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
Kiveton Park Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part until 1974
Dinnington St. John's, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish formed in 1954 taking in Dinnington and other local settlements.
Rotherham (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

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

"DINNINGTON, a parish in the [registration] district of Worksop (Nottinghamshire) and [West Riding of Yorkshire]; 3 miles N of Kiveton Park [railway] station, and 7 NW of Worksop. Post town: Laughton [en le Morthen], under Rotherham. Acres: 1,540. Real property: £1,649. Population: 272. Houses: 56. The property is divided among a few. Dinnington House is the seat of the Carvers. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value: £209. Patron: J. Athorpe, Esq. The church was built in 1869, and is in the early English style."

Dinnington was originally an ancient parish in Strafforth and Tickhill Wapentake in the West Riding of Yorkshire. In 1866 the status of civil parish was introduced and this was taken on by most ancient parishes and also by their subsidiary townships if they were of any size at all. In 1866 Dinnington, which had no townships, became a civil parish. In 1894 it became part of the Kiveton Park Rural District of the West Riding.

In 1954 this part of the rural district was reorganized with Dinnington joining with the parish of St. John's with Throapham to become the parish of Dinnington St. John's.

Since 1974 Dinnington St. John's has been in the administrative county of South Yorkshire, specifically within the Rotherham Metropolitan Borough.

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Address: Clifton Park Museum, Clifton Lane, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S65 2AA
Telephone: +44(0)1709 336632
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  • British History Online (Victoria County Histories) do not cover the West Riding of Yorkshire
  • GENUKI has a page on all three ridings of Yorkshire and pages for each of the ecclesiastical parishes in the county. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each. The list is based on a gazetteer dated 1835 and there may have been a number of alterations to the parish setup since then. However, it is worthwhile information for the pre civil registration era. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and the submitter is very firm about his copyright. This should not stop anyone from reading the material.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date from more recent data. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851 which gives the registration district and wapentake for each parish, together with statistics from the 1851 census for the area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, Yorkshire West Riding, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72.
  • Map of the West Riding divisions in 1888 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • Map of West Riding divisions in 1917 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time. In other counties, the map for 1900 has been used, but it is not coming up in Vision of Britain's list.
  • Map of West Riding divisions in 1944 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • The above three maps indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.
  • Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England page.
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