Place:Loversall, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesGeureshalesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 318
Luvreshalesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 318
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.483°N 1.135°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inSouth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoSoke of Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandsoke or liberty in which it was originally located
Doncaster 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
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Loversall is a village and civil parish now in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England. It has a population of about 125. Prior to 1975 it was located in Doncaster Rural District.

Historically, Loversall was a township in the ancient parish of Doncaster in the area named Soke of Doncaster.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Loversall. The section entitled "History of the Parish of Loversall" is a practical lesson on the reason behind the maintenance of Bishops Transcripts throughout England.

Research Tips

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