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Coordinates: 53°25′48″N 1°21′25″W / 53.430°N 1.357°W / 53.430; -1.357

Kiveton Park
 • 191120,070 acres (81.2 km2)
 • 196120,070 acres (81.2 km2)
 • 19016,659
 • 197126,855
 • OriginRural sanitary district
 • Created1894
 • Abolished1974
 • Succeeded byMetropolitan Borough of Rotherham
StatusRural district
GovernmentKiveton Park Rural District Council
 • HQSouth Anston
 • MottoConsilio et Animis (By Wisdom and Courage)
 • TypeCivil parishes

Kiveton Park was a rural district in the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1894 to 1974.

It was formed under the Local Government Act 1894 from that part of the Worksop rural sanitary district which was in the West Riding - the rest going to form Worksop Rural District in Nottinghamshire and Clowne Rural District in Derbyshire. The rural district took its name from the village of Kiveton Park.

The rural district originally comprised 11 civil parishes:

In 1954 the number of parishes was reduced to 10 when Dinnington and St Johns with Throapham were merged to form Dinnington St John's.[1]

The district survived until 1974 when it was abolished by the Local Government Act 1972, becoming part of the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham in South Yorkshire.[2]

Coat of armsEdit

A coat of arms was granted to Kiveton Park Rural District Council by the College of Arms on 11 March 1949. The blazon of the arms,was as follows:
Quarterly ermine and azure, on a cross Or between in the first quarter a cock and a magpie combatant proper, in the second quarter a hart trippant, in the third quarter a garb of the third and in the fourth quarter an oak tree eradicated also proper fructed gold, a torteau charged with a rose argent barbed and seeded also proper; and for a Crest: on a wreath of the colours, a castle of four towers Or.[3]

The basic pattern of the arms was based on those of the Osborne family of Kiveton: quarterly ermine and azure overall a cross Or. Thomas Osborne was created Earl of Danby in 1674, Marquess of Carmarthen in 1689 and Duke of Leeds in 1694.[4] In the first quarter were a cock and magpie (or pynot). This refers to the fact that The Earl of Danby was one of the "immortal seven" who signed the Invitation to William at the Cock and Pynot Inn in 1688. The hart stood for Hart Hill Walk. The garb or wheatsheaf and oak tree represented the rural nature of the area. In the centre of the arms was a Yorkshire rose. The crest was intended to depict Thorpe Salvin Hall, some time seat of the Osbornes.[5]


  1. ^ F A Youngs Jr., Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Vol.II: Northern England, London, 1991
  2. ^ "Kiveton Park RD". Vision of Britain. Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 29 June 2008.
  3. ^ Geoffrey Briggs, Civic and Corporate Heraldry, London, 1971
  4. ^ Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire, London, 1865
  5. ^ C Wilfrid Scott-Giles, Civic Heraldry of England and Wales, 2nd edition, London, 1953