Place:Kiveton Park Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameKiveton Park Rural
TypeRural district
Coordinates53.43°N 1.357°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1894 - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
See alsoRotherham (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
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Kiveton Park was a rural district in the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1894 to 1974.

It was formed under the Local Government Act 1894 from that part of the Worksop rural sanitary district which was in the West Riding--the rest going to form Worksop Rural District in Nottinghamshire and Clowne Rural District in Derbyshire. The rural district took its name from the village of Kiveton Park.

The district survived until 1974 when it was abolished by the Local Government Act 1972, becoming part of the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham in South Yorkshire.

The rural district, which was far more agriculturally based than the mining area to the north, originally comprised 11 civil parishes:

Image:Rotherham districts.png1Anston, North and South
5Harthill with Woodall
7St. John's with Throapham
8Thorpe Salvin

In 1954 the number of parishes was reduced to 10 when Dinnington and St. John's with Throapham were merged to form Dinnington St. John's.

Research Tips

  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Kiveton Park 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.