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The Ancient Parish of ASTON

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"ASTON, a parish-town in the upper division of Strafforth and Tickhill; (the seats of Harry Verelst, Esq. and the Rev. William Alderson) 6 miles SSE. of Rotherham, 8 from Sheffield, 9 from Worksop, (Notts.) 58 from York. Pop. including Aughton, 556, which being united, form a township. The Church is a rectory, dedicated to All-Saints, in the deanry of Doncaster, value 12. 15s. 2d. Patron, the Duke of Leeds." (There is further information for Aston).


"AUGHTON, in the township of Aston with Aughton, and parish of Aston, Upper division of Strafforth and Tickhill; 4 miles S. of Rotherham, 9 from Worksop, (Notts.) 18 from Mansfield, (Notts.) Pop. included in Aston."


"HARDWICK, a farm-house in the township of Aston with Aughton, and parish of Aston, 4 miles SE. of Rotherham, 8 from Sheffield."


"NETHERTHORPE, a hamlet in the township of Aston with Aughton, and parish of Aston; 6 miles SSE. of Rotherham."


"SWALLOW NEST, in the parish of Aston, wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill; 7 miles ESE. of Sheffield."


"ULLEY, or Brampton Ulley, in the parishes of Treeton and Aston, upper-division of Strafforth and Tickhill; 4 miles from Rotherham, 9 from Sheffield. Pop. 203."

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson 2007]

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