English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.


Parish in the County of West Riding of Yorkshire


The Municipal Borough of Doncaster includes Balby (which was formerly the township of Hexthorpe with Balby), Doncaster, Wheatley (which once included Long Sandall 22supra , Wheatley being in Doncaster parish and Long Sandall in Kirk Sandall parish 21supra ), parts of Loversall, and all townships in the parish of Doncaster. It also includes adjacent parts of the townships of Armthorpe and Cantley 37, 39infra . According to Langd in 1822 the parish of Doncaster also included a township of Langthwaite with Tilts, clearly a detached part of the parish; Tilts is now in Barnby Dun (19supra ) and Langthwaite in Adwick le Street (69infra ).

Major Settlements