Place:Auckley, Nottinghamshire, England

Alt namesAwkleysource: Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
Hayfield Greensource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.502°N 1.018°W
Located inNottinghamshire, England     ( - 1895)
Also located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1895 - 1974)
Yorkshire, England     (1895 - )
South Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoStrafforth and Tickhill Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Soke of Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandsoke or liberty in which it was located
Doncaster Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1895-1974
Doncaster (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Auckley is a village and civil parish which, since 1974, has been located in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England, about five miles east of Doncaster town centre. According to the 2001 UK census the parish had a population of 3,266. The parish includes the villages of Auckley and Hayfield Green.

Historically, Auckley was in the ancient parish of Finningley in the Soke of Doncaster. Until 1895 they were both located in Nottinghamshire. From 1894 until 1974, Auckley was located in Doncaster Rural District in the West Riding of Yorkshire.


For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Auckley.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Auckley. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Finningley provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Auckley (where it is described as being in Nottinghamshire until 1895).
  • 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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