Place:Oakenshaw, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Coordinates53.746°N 1.739°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
West Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoBirstall, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish of which it is a part
Bradford (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough in which it is partially situated
Kirklees, West Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it is partially situated
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Oakenshaw is a village near Cleckheaton, now on the border between the City of Bradford and Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England. It is situated to the south of Bradford, close to the M606 motorway and junction 26 of the M62.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Wyke. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Birstall provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Wyke.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to four maps of the West Riding, 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 North 1900 The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (rural districts of Sedbergh, Settle, Skipton, Pateley Bridge, Ripon, Knaresborough, Great Ouseburn, Clitheroe, Wharfedale, Wetherby, York, Bishopthorpe, Keighley, the northern part of Bradford, the northern part of Leeds, the northern part of Hunslet Urban District, the northern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the northern part of Selby Rural District)
  • 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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