Place:Hickleton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameHickleton
Alt namesChicheltonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 316
Icheltonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 316
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.535°N 1.271°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
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Hickleton is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it has a population of 290.

There are records of Hickleton’s history dating back to Saxon times, although some consider the settlement has Roman roots.

More recently, it was the 'estate village' of Hickleton Hall, formerly the home of the Earls of Halifax but now a Sue Ryder Care Home.

Hickleton's parish church, St. Wilfrid's is mainly of mediaeval construction with Norman features, restored in Victorian times by George Frederick Bodley.

Originally Hickleton was an ecclesiastical parish in the lower division of the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill. From 1894 until 1974, Hickleton was located in Doncaster Rural District.

Research Tips

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