Place:Ardsley (near Barnsley), West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameArdsley (near Barnsley)
Alt namesArdsleysource: from redirect
TypeVillage, Civil parish, Urban district
Coordinates53.55°N 1.417°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inSouth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoDarfield, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Staincross Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Barnsley, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandtown of which it became a part in 1921
Barnsley (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: This article is about Ardsley, a community now within Barnsley in South Yorkshire. There are two settlements named East Ardsley and West Ardsley within Leeds in West Yorkshire, England, which used to form an urban district named the Ardsley East and West Urban District. The two Ardsley areas are about 20 miles apart.

the text in this section is based on an article in Ardsley, South Yorkshire

Ardsley (near Barnsley) is a small village about 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Barnsley and forms part of the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley of South Yorkshire, England. Before 1974 it was part of the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Ardsley was originally a township in the ancient parish of Darfield in the Staincross Wapentake of the West Riding of Yorkshire. It became a civil parish in 1866 and was established as an urban district in 1894. In 1897 it was enlarged by the addition of the neighbouring Monk Bretton civil parish. In 1921 the urban district was abolished and the area was absorbed into Barnsley Municipal Borough, the forerunner of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough.

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