Place:Kirk Sandall, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameKirk Sandall
Alt namesKirk Sandalsource: GENUKI
Kirk-Sandallsource: Family History Library Catalog
Sandalesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 317
Sandaliasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 317
Sandaliesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 317
Long Sandallsource: hamlet in parish
Sandal Parvasource: alternative placename for Long Sandall
Street Thorpesource: hamlet in parish
Trumfleetsource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.551°N 1.067°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 a part 1894-1921
Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish of which it was a part 1921-1974
Doncaster (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: The similar sounding Sandall Magna is located to the southwest of Wakefield more than 20 miles away to the west.

Kirk Sandall was originally an ancient parish in Strafforth and Tickhill in the West Riding of Yorkshire. In 1866 the status of civil parish was introduced on a national basis and this was adopted by most ancient parishes and also by their subsidiary townships if they were of any size at all. In 1866 both Kirk Sandall and its township of West Bretton became civil parishes. In 1894 they each became part of the Doncaster Rural District of the West Riding.

In 1921 it was merged with the neighbouring parish of Barnby Dun to become Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall. The new parish also included the parish of Edenthorpe. Since 1974 the larger parish has been in West Yorkshire, specifically within the Doncaster Metropolitan Borough.

GENUKI provides a brief but interesting summary of its history, mentioning local inhabitants, from a gazetteer from the 1820s. The parish church was St. Oswald's; monumental inscriptions from the graveyard for 62 people are available online at the GENUKI website.


Long Sandall

Long Sandall, or Sandal Parva, is a hamlet within the original parish of Kirk Sandall. Long Sandall was in the Soke of Doncaster rather than in the Wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill.

Other hamlets in the parish were Street Thorpe and Trumfleet. All the hamlets have been redirected here.

Research Tips

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