Place:Hampole, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesHampallsource: Family History Library Catalog
Honepolsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 316
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.586°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 in which Hampole was located until 1974
Doncaster (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough in which Hampole is now located
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Hampole is a small village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster (part of South Yorkshire, England), on the border with West Yorkshire. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, the eastern boundary of the parish is marked by the Great North Road, and the parish lies in what was once the Barnsdale Forest. It has a population of 187.

Hampole railway station opened in January 1885 and closed on 7 January 1952.

In addition to Hampole, the parish contains the hamlet of Skelbrooke, located approximately 1.2 miles north at an elevation of around 115 feet above sea level. The village has a 12th-century church. Close to the church is Skelbrooke Hall, the grounds of which contain some outstanding examples of ash and sycamore trees.

By the A1 road, near Skelbrooke, is Robin Hood's Well, with its stone cover designed by John Vanbrugh. There is also a Little John's Well to the west of Hampole village.

Hampole lies about two miles north west of the model village of Woodlands; and of Highfields Wood, where there is a brook known as Robin Hood's Brook.

Historically, Hampole was an extraparochial area in the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill. It has links to the ecclesiastical parish of Adwick le Street. From 1894 until 1974, Hampole was located in Doncaster Rural District.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Hampole. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Adwick le Street (which includes Hampole) provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Hampole.
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