|Alt names||Thurnscoe||source: from redirect|
|Type||Civil parish, Urban district|
|Located in||West Riding of Yorkshire, England ( - 1974)|
|Also located in||South Yorkshire, England (1974 - )|
|Yorkshire, England |
|See also||Strafforth and Tickhill Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, England||wapentake in which it was located|
|Doncaster Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, England||rural district of which it was part 1894-1908|
|Dearne Urban, West Riding of Yorkshire, England||urban district of which it was part 1937-1974|
|Barnsley (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, England||unitary authority of which it has been part since 1974|
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia
Thurnscoe is a village in the southeast corner of the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. Before 1974 it was located within the West Riding of Yorkshire, the village is approximately 9 miles (14 km) from Barnsley and 8 miles (13 km) from Doncaster.
Historically, Thurnscoe was an ancient parish in the lower division of the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill. From 1894 until 1908, Thurncoe was located in Doncaster Rural District. From 1908 until 1937, Thurnscoe was an urban district within the West Riding of Yorkshire. In 1937 it was absorbed by Dearne Urban District where it stayed until the creation of South Yorkshire in 1974, when it joined Barnsley Metropolitan Borough.
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Mining began in the early 18th century from small surface mines but exploded along with the population after Hickleton Main Colliery found the Barnsley seam in 1894. Almost the entire of the village east of the railway was built to accommodate the coal miners, including St. Hilda's Church in 1935. It was one of many mining villages in the Yorkshire coalfield that suffered high levels of unemployment when the British coal mining industry was restructured in the 1980s. Hickleton Colliery was merged with Goldthorpe Colliery in 1986 before that too was closed in 1994.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Thurnscoe.
- Address: Town Hall, Church Street, Barnsley, England S70 2TA
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- British History Online (Victoria County Histories) do not cover the West Riding of Yorkshire
- GENUKI has a page on all three ridings of Yorkshire and pages for each of the ecclesiastical parishes in the county. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each. The list is based on a gazetteer dated 1835 and there may have been a number of alterations to the parish setup since then. However, it is worthwhile information for the pre civil registration era. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and the submitter is very firm about his copyright. This should not stop anyone from reading the material.
- The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date from more recent data. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851 which gives the registration district and wapentake for each parish, together with statistics from the 1851 census for the area.
- A Vision of Britain through Time, Yorkshire West Riding, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72.
- Map of the West Riding divisions in 1888 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
- Map of West Riding divisions in 1917 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time. In other counties, the map for 1900 has been used, but it is not coming up in Vision of Britain's list.
- Map of West Riding divisions in 1944 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time
- The above three maps indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.
- Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England page.
Categories: West Riding of Yorkshire, England | Thurnscoe, West Riding of Yorkshire, England | Strafforth and Tickhill Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, England | Doncaster Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, England | Barnsley (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, England | South Yorkshire, England