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West Melton is a former mining village in the parish of Brampton-Bierlow in South Yorkshire, England. It lies between Wath-upon-Dearne and Brampton Bierlow, roughly 5 miles north of Rotherham and 5 miles south east of Barnsley.
In 1894 West Melton was separated from Brampton-Bierlow and became a civil parish and a component part of Wath-upon-Dearne Urban District. In 1923 it was absorbed into Wath-upon-Dearne civil parish. Since 1974 it is a part of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough, one of the unitary authorities of South Yorkshire.
Historically, West Melton was part of the ecclesiastical parish of Wath-upon-Dearne in the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill.
- GENUKI on West Melton. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
- The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Wath upon Dearne provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
- A Vision of Britain through Time on West Melton.
- 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.