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The Ancient Parish of ARKSEY

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"ARKSEY, a parish-town, in the township of Bentley with Arksey, lower division of Strafforth and Tickhill, liberty of Tickhill; 3½ miles N. from Doncaster, 9 from Thorne, 35 from York. Pop. included in Bentley. The Church is a vicarage dedicated to All-Saints, in the deanry of Doncaster, value, £12. 17s. 6d. p.r. £109. Patron, Sir George Cooke, Bart.

Here is a Free Grammar School endowed by the Will of Bryan Cooke, Esq. dated January 3rd, 1660, and built by the will Of Sir George Cooke, Bart., in 1683; and an Hospital for twelve of the poorest and oldest people in the parish."

Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.

  • Almholme
  • Bentley
  • Bodles
  • Bridge Foot
  • Shaftholme
  • Stockbridge

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]


Church History

Church Records




Memorial Inscriptions

  • The 1914-18 and 1939-45 War Memorial in St. Philip and St. James' Churchyard, New Village.

Names (Geographical)

  • The following places are within the boundaries of this (ancient) parish, but I have no further information on them other than the Ordnance Survey Landranger Grid reference shown:
    • (SE565048) Bentley Rise
    • (SE566065) New Village
    • (SE565068) Rostholme
    • (SE555055) Scawthorpe
    • (SE545050) Sunnyfields




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