Place:Moss, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.6218°N 1.0974°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inSouth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoOsgoldcross Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Campsall, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish in which it was a chapelry
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: Family History Library Catalog

Moss, according to a gazetteer of the 1820s provided by GENUKI, was in the parish of Campsall, the wapentake of Osgoldcross, and the liberty of Pontefract; 6 miles west of Thorne. Its population was 242.

Moss is recorded as a civil parish in the Doncaster Rural District. (Rural districts existed fron 1894 to 1974.) Since 1974 the whole of Doncaster Rural District has been part of the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England. Historically, Moss was in the ecclesiastical parish of Campsall in the wapentake of Osgoldcross.

NOTE: There is no reference to Moss in Wikipedia.

Research Tips

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