Place:Hatfield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameHatfield
Alt namesHedfeldsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 316
TypeTown, Civil parish
Coordinates53.568°N 0.999°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inSouth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoThorne 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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Hatfield is a town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England. It has a population of 16,184.

The village of Hatfield lies on the A18 road, about seven miles (11 km) from the centre of Doncaster. It is located at approximately 53°34′40″N 1°0′0″W, at an elevation of around five metres above sea level. It is served by the Hatfield and Stainforth railway station in Stainforth and Thorne.

The Domesday Survey of 1086 mentions a church at Hatfield but nothing of that building remains to be seen. The present imposing parish church of St. Lawrence was probably begun in the twelfth century. The south and west doors are Norman and so is the lower part of the outer walls of the nave. The Norman pebble construction can be seen quite clearly outside.

Historically, Hatfield was an in the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill. From 1894 until 1974, Hatfield was located in Thorne Rural District.

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Constituent Settlements

Dunscroft

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Dunscroft lies on the A18 road, about six miles (10 km) from the centre of Doncaster. It is located at approximately 53°34′10″N 1°1′0″W, at an elevation of around five metres above sea level. There is the Sheep Dip Lane primary school. The church is dedicated to St Edwin.

Dunsville

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Dunsville lies on the A18 road, about five miles (8 km) from the centre of Doncaster. It is located at approximately 53°33′40″N 1°1′30″W, at an elevation of around five metres above sea level.

Hatfield Woodhouse

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Hatfield Woodhouse lies on the A614 road, about seven miles (11 km) from the centre of Doncaster. It is located at approximately 53°34′10″N 0°59′0″W, at an elevation of around five metres above sea level.

Research Tips

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