Place:Bilham, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.554°N 1.264°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
Hooton Pagnell, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1920
Doncaster Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part until 1974
Doncaster (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

Bilham was a civil parish in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England, that was absorbed by a neighbouring parish named Hooton Pagnell in 1920.

Historically, Bilham was in the ecclesiastical parish of Hooton Pagnell in the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill. From 1894 until 1920, Bilham was located in Doncaster Rural District.

Research Tips

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