Place:Thorne, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameThorne
TypeTown, Urban district
Coordinates53.608°N 0.958°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inSouth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoDoncaster (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
Thorne Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which Thorne was a part 1894-1974
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Thorne is a market town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England. It has a population of 16,592.

The main industries in the town have traditionally been coal mining and farming. The civil parish of Thorne includes the village of Moorends to the north.

Thorne was a civil parish in Thorne Rural District until the rural district was absorbed into the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in 1974.

Historically, Thorne was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill.

Research Tips

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