Place:Kirk Bramwith, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameKirk Bramwith
Alt namesBranuuatsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 317
Branuuetsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 317
Branuuitesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 317
Branuuithesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 317
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.585°N 1.067°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inSouth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoDoncaster 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
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Kirk Bramwith is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England. It had a population of 200 in 2001. The village centre is located on a narrow strip of land, sandwiched between the River Don Navigation to the south east and the New Junction Canal to the north west. It is low-lying, with most of it close to the contour, and is almost surrounded by drainage ditches.

Kirk Bramwith includes the village or hamlet of Braithwaite.

Historically, Kirk Bramwith was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Osgoldcross. From 1894 until 1974, Kirk Bramwith was located in Doncaster Rural District.

Research Tips

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