Place:Marr, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesMarlcsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 318
Marrasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 318
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.535°N 1.22°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 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

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

"MARR, a village and a parish in Doncaster district, [West Riding of] Yorkshire. The village stands 4 miles WNW of Doncaster [railway] station, and has a post office under Doncaster. The parish comprises 1,807 acres. Real property: £2,117. Pop.: 222. Houses: 41. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to S. A. Thellusson, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £163.* Patron, S. A. Thellusson, Esq. The church is early English, in good condition; consists of nave, aisles, chancel, and porch, with tower and small spire; and contains an ancient font, chests, and monuments of the Lewises. Charities, £11."

Historically, Marr was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill. From 1894 until 1974, Marr was a civil parish in the Doncaster Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Research Tips

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