Place:Barnburgh, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesBarmboroughsource: Family History Library Catalog
Barmbroughsource: Family History Library Catalog
Barnbroughsource: Family History Library Catalog
Barnboroughsource: alternate spelling
Harlingtonsource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.52°N 1.27°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inSouth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoStrafforth and Tickhill Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Doncaster Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1937
Dearne Urban, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandurban district which absorbed the western part of Barnborough in 1937
Doncaster (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandunitary authority which absorbed part of the parish in 1974
Barnsley (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandunitary authority which absorbed part of the parish in 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: The Family History Catalog has named Barnborough or Barnburgh Barmborough. This is incorrect.

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Barnburgh is a village and civil parish which, since 1974, has been located in the Doncaster Metropolitan Borough of South Yorkshire, England. The parish also contains the village of Harlington, and according to the 2001 census it had a population of 1,979. The village is located north of Mexborough, east of Goldthorpe and west of Doncaster itself.

There was a coal mine situated half a mile west of the village called Barnburgh Main Colliery, which operated between 1911 and 1989.

Historically, Barnburgh was an ancient parish in the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill. The ancient parish included the township of Bilham. From 1894 until 1974, Barnborough was located in Doncaster Rural District. The civil parish was split between Doncaster (metropolitan borough) and Barnsley Metropolitan Borough in the reorganization of 1974.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Doncaster Rural District.


Research Tips

  • Doncaster Archives includes archives for the whole of the area now in Doncaster Metropolitan Borough
Address: King Edward Road, Balby, Doncaster, DN4 0NA
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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.
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