Place:Anston, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesAnstonsource: from redirect
Anston-cum-Membrissource: Family History Library Catalog
Anston cum Membrissource: spelling variation
North Anstonsource: Wikipedia
South Anstonsource: Wikipedia
North and South Anstonsource: Wikipedia
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.364°N 1.222°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
Kiveton Park Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part until 1974
Rotherham (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Anston is a civil parish which, since 1974, has been located in South Yorkshire, England. The parish consists of the settlements of North Anston and South Anston, divided by the Anston Brook.

South Anston was an ancient parish in the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It was a large parish, also known as Anston cum Membris, which also included North Anston and the township of Woodsetts. When civil parishes were created in 1866, Woodsetts became a separate civil parish and the remaining part of the parish became the Civil Parish of North and South Anston. In 1974 the parish was transferred to the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham in the new county of South Yorkshire.

The original interest for the area (beyond Anston's agricultural uses) was the sandy "Anstone" magnesian limestone, but the real growth in Anston's population was more due to the sinking of the Dinnington Main Colliery in the early 20th century.

Prior to the setting up of the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham within South Yorkshire, England, Anson was a civil parish in Kiveton Park Rural District in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Anston.

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