Place:Sutton (near Doncaster), West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameSutton (near Doncaster)
Alt namesSutton
TypeVillage, Former parish
Coordinates53.606°N 1.1667°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 1938
Norton (near Doncaster), West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish which absorbed Sutton in 1938
Doncaster (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Sutton or 'South Farm' in old English, is a small village to the south-west of Askern.

It was absorbed by the neighbouring civil parish of Norton in 1938 and is now located in Doncaster Metropolitan Borough. Historically, Sutton was in the ecclesiastical parish of Campsall in the wapentake of Osgoldcross. From 1894 until 1974, Sutton was located in Doncaster Rural District.

Research Tips

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