Place:Doncaster Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameDoncaster Rural
TypeRural district
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1894 - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
See alsoDoncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandtown adjacent to Doncaster Rural District
Doncaster (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandunitary authority in which most of the civil parishes of Doncaster Rural have been located since 1974
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Doncaster Rural District was located in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England from 1894 to 1974.

The district was created by the Local Government Act 1894 as successor to the Doncaster Rural Sanitary District. It consisted of an area surrounding, but not including, the town of Doncaster. Doncaster itself formed a separate municipal borough (from 1927 a county borough). The district underwent a number of boundary changes over its existence due to the expansion of Doncaster and the growth of a number of other towns. These boundary changes are discussed under the individual parishes.


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On 1 April 1974 the Local Government Act 1972 came into effect, reorganising administrative areas throughout England and Wales. The rural district was abolished, and its area merged with the County Borough of Doncaster and a number of other districts to form the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster, part of the metropolitan county of South Yorkshire.

Civil parishes

Over its existence the rural district consisted of the following civil parishes:

Adwick le Streetparish (ancient), civil parishconstituted an urban district in 1915
Adwick upon Dearneparish (ancient), civil parish
Armthorpe parish (ancient), civil parish
Askerntownship, civil parish
Auckleytownship, civil parishpartly in Nottinghamshire until 1895
Austerfieldchapelry, civil parish
Balby with Hexthorpetownship, civil parishconstituted an urban district in 1895
Barnbroughparish (ancient), civil parishrenamed Barnburgh in 1951
Barnby upon Donparish (ancient), civil parishmerged with Kirk Sandall parish 1921
Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandallcivil parishformed 1921 from union of parishes of Barnby upon Don and Kirk Sandall. The area of Edenthorpe was constituted a separate parish in 1956.
Bawtrychapelry, civil parish
Bentley with Arkseyparish (ancient), civil parishconstituted an urban district in 1911
Bilhamtownship, civil parishabsorbed by Hooton Pagnell parish in 1920
Blaxton township, civil parish
Bolton upon Dearneparish (ancient), civil parishconstituted an urban district in 1899
Braithwell parish (ancient), civil parish
Brodsworth parish (ancient), civil parish
Burghwallis township, parish (ancient), civil parish
Cadeby township, civil parish
Campsallparish (ancient), civil parishabsorbed into Norton (near Doncaster) in 1938)
Cantley parish (ancient), civil parish
Carr House and Elm Fieldextra parochial area, civil parishabsorbed by Doncaster Municipal Borough in 1914
Clayton with Frickleyparish (ancient), civil parish
Conisbroughparish (ancient), civil parishmajority of parish constituted an urban district in 1921, remainder became new parish of Conisbrough Parks
Conisbrough Parksformed 1921 form the part of Conisbrough parish that was not created an urban district
Denabytownship, civil parish
Edenthorpecivil parishcreated 1956 from part of Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall parish
Edlington parish (ancient), civil parish
Fenwicktownship, civil parish
Hampoletownship, civil parish
Hickletonparish (ancient), civil parish
High Melton (near Doncaster) parish (ancient), civil parish
Hooton Pagnellparish (ancient), civil parishabsorbed Stotfold and Bilham parishes in 1920
Kirk Bramwithparish (ancient), civil parish
Kirk Sandallparish (ancient), civil parishmerged with Barnby upon Don parish to form Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall in 1921
Loversalltownship, civil parish
Marr chapelry, parish (ancient), civil parish
Mosstownship, civil parish
Norton (near Doncaster)township, civil parishabsorbed Campsall and Sutton (near Doncaster) parishes in 1938
Owstonparish (ancient), civil parish
Skellowtownship, civil parishformed part of newly constituted Adwick le Street Urban District in 1915
Rossington parish (ancient), civil parish
Sprotbrough and Cusworth township, parish (ancient), civil parish
Stainton parish (ancient), civil parish
Stotfoldextra parochial area, civil parishabsorbed by Hooton Pagnell parish in 1920
Sutton (near Doncaster)township, civil parishabsorbed by Norton (near Doncaster) parish in 1938
Thorpe in Balne township, civil parish
Thurnscoeparish (ancient), civil parishconstituted an urban district in 1908
Tickhill Outerparish (ancient), civil parishabsorbed by Tickhill Urban District in 1895)
Wadworth parish (ancient), civil parish
Warmsworth parish (ancient), civil parish
Wheatleyhamlet, civil parishconstituted an urban district in 1900

Research Tips

  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Doncaster Rural District. This section provides statistics on population and industry, as well as a listing of the civil parishes and the alterations to the municipal organization.
  • 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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