Place:Kirk Sandall, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameKirk Sandall
Alt namesKirk-Sandallsource: Family History Library Catalog
Sandalesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 317
Sandaliasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 317
Sandaliesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 317
Kirk Sandalsource: GENUKI
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.551°N 1.067°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 1894-1921
Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish of which it was a part 1921-1974
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
source: Family History Library Catalog


Kirk Sandall was a village to the northeast of Doncaster included in Doncaster Rural District from the introduction of rural districts in 1894 until it was merged with the neighbouring parish of Barnby Dun in 1921 to become Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall. The new parish also included the parish of Edenthorpe.

GENUKI provides a brief but interesting summary of its history, mentioning local inhabitants, from a gazetteer from the 1820s. The parish church was St. Oswald's; monumental inscriptions from the graveyard for 62 people are available online at the GENUKI website.

Since 1974 the combined civil parish is now located in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England. Historically, Kirk Sandall was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill.

Research Tips

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