Place:Rawmarsh, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

TypeTown, Urban district
Coordinates53.45°N 1.35°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inSouth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoRotherham (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Rawmarsh is a large village in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, in South Yorkshire, England. Until 1974 it was within the West Riding of Yorkshire. It is 2 miles (3 km) north from the centre of Rotherham and had a population around 18,000 in the 2001 census. Rawmarsh has a long history of coal mining and steel making.

From 1894 until 1974 Rawmarsh was an urban district and was expanded in 1936 when Greasbrough Urban District was disbanded and added to Rawmarsh. Historically, Rawmarsh was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill.

The civil parishes represented by the numbers on the map will be found on the pages for Rotherham Rural District and Kiveton Park Rural District.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Rawmarsh.

Research Tips

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