Place:Thurnscoe, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

TypeCivil parish, Urban district
Coordinates53.517°N 1.317°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 part 1894-1908
Dearne Urban, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandurban district of which it was part 1937-1974
Barnsley (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandunitary authority of which it has been part since 1974
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Thurnscoe is a village in the metropolitan borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, the village is approximately from Barnsley and from Doncaster. It is served by Thurnscoe railway station with bus links provided by Stagecoach.

Historically, Thurnscoe was an ecclesiastical 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.


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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.

Research Tips

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