"This extensive parish, which is partly in Yorkshire, is nearly eight miles in length, stretching from Barnby Moor, northward to Finningley Park. It is intersected by the River Idle, the Great North Road, and the turnpikes leading from Tickhill to Worksop and Gainsborough. It contains the two chapelries of Bawtry and Austerfield, both of which are in Yorkshire, the former containing only 270 acres of land, and the latter 2,700 acres. It also comprises, besides the township of Blyth, those of Barnby-Moor-with-Bilby, Hodsock-with-Goldthorpe, Ranskill, part of Styrrup-with-Oldcoates, and Torworth. The entire parish contains 3,900 inhabitants, and 15,500 acres of land, mostly a fertile sandy soil."
[White's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]
|1841||H.O. 107 / 849|
|1861||R.G. 9 / 2413 & 2420|
|1891||R.G. 12 / 2639 & 2645|
|1911||R.G. 14 / 2024|
The village, township and parish of Blyth lies 145 miles approximately north of London and 6 miles NNE of Worksop. Part of the ancient parish lies in Yorkshire.
The village lies on the River Ryton. The hamlet of Hodsock lies to the south-west. If you are planning a visit:
31 Jul 1858: Bawtry was separated from Blyth and with Austerfield was made a distinct parish under the name of the parish of Bawtry with Austerfield by order in Council signed on 31 Jul 1858. R HINES curate of Bawtry
Year Barnby Moor Blyth Hodsock Torworth 1801 141 589 157 143 1851 261 765 205 258 1881 618 220 1901 213 540 227 213
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