Place:Wheatley (Doncaster), West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameWheatley (Doncaster)
Alt namesWheatleysource: from redirect
Wheatley Hillssource: from redirect
TypeCivil parish, Urban district, City district
Coordinates53.516°N 1.33°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
South Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
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 in which it was located 1894-1900
Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal borough of which it was a part 1914-1974
Doncaster (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974

NOTE: Another place named Wheatley was a part of the civil parish of Ovenden in what is now the Calderdale District of West Yorkshire.

Historically, Wheatley was a hamlet in the ancient parish of Doncaster in the area known as the Soke of Doncaster. From 1894 until 1900, Wheatley was a civil parish in Doncaster Rural District. In 1900 it was made into an urban district and in 1914 it was absorbed into Doncaster Municipal Borough. Since 1974 it has been located within Doncaster Metropolitan Borough in South Yorkshire, England and known as Wheatley Hills.

Wikipedia describes the modern-day suburb of Wheatley Hills which grew out of Wheatley:

"Wheatley Hills is an urban suburb of Doncaster located a mile outside of the town centre in South Yorkshire, England. Wheatley means wet fields, which describes the general condition of the region in the times before the River Don was rerouted and extra drainage channels dug, and lies on the old floodplain of the Don, which peaked at today's Thorne Road. Originally the suburb was part of the Wheatley ward of Doncaster but due to the expansion of housing during the post war era and boundary changes, the area became a separate area in its own right."

Reseach Tips

  • GENUKI on Wheatley. 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 Wheatley.
  • 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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