Place:Dore, Derbyshire, England

Alt namesDoresource: from redirect
TypeChapelry, Civil parish, Suburb
Coordinates53.327°N 1.535°W
Located inDerbyshire, England     ( - 1934)
Also located inWest Riding of Yorkshire     (1934 - 1974)
South Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoDronfield, Derbyshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Scarsdale Hundred, Derbyshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Norton Rural, Derbyshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1934
Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcity of which it was a part 1934-1974
Sheffield (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Dore is a village in South Yorkshire, England. The village lies on a hill above the River Sheaf and is now part of the City of Sheffield. It is served by Dore and Totley railway station on the Hope Valley Line.

Until 1934, when the county boundary was realigned, Dore was in the county of Derbyshire along with the neighbouring communities of Totley, Meersbrook and Gleadless.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Dore.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Dore from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"DORE, a township and a chapelry in Dronfield parish, Derby. The township lies near the river Sheaf, adjacent to Yorkshire, 3 miles NW of Dronfield, and 5 SW by S of Sheffield [railway] station; and has a post office under Sheffield. Population: 610. Houses: 131.
"The chapelry includes also the township of Totley; and was constituted in 1844. Rated property: £2,839. Population: 1,006. Houses: 213. The property is divided among a few. Quarrying, brick-making, the preparing of copperas, and the making of saw handles are carried on. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value: £90. Patron: Earl Fitzwilliam. The church was rebuilt in 1828. There are Wesleyan and [Primitive] Methodist chapels, an endowed school with £33 a year, and charities £12."

Dore was originally a chapelry in the ancient parish of Dronfield in the Scarsdale Hundred of Derbyshire.

It was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it became part of the Norton Rural District. In 1934 Dore was absorbed into Sheffield in the West Riding of Yorkshire. In 1974 Sheffield became the principal part of the Sheffield Metropolitan Borough within the new administrative county of South Yorkshire.

Research Tips

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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.
  • 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.
  • In March 2018 Ancestry announced that its file entitled "Yorkshire, England: Church of England Parish Records, 1538-1873" has been expanded to include another 94 parishes (across the three ridings) and expected it to be expanded further during the year. The entries are taken from previously printed parish registers.

Finding maps of the Sheffield area has been difficult. The town of Sheffield covered a very large area very early. Whereas in other places settlements became individual parishes, around Sheffield the settlements were all merged into a single urban area. A website produced by the Rootsweb part of Ancestry has a couple of maps that may help.

  • A map of the Sheffield area circa 1990 without boundaries, but indicating many of the smaller places surrounding Sheffield itself.
  • Another indicating parish boundaries as far north as Ecclesfield and as far west as Upper Hallam may also be helpful.

Wikipedia has produced a "book" which is a compilation of all its articles about Sheffield.

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