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The Ancient Parish of BARNBY DUN

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"BARNBY DUN, (or Barnby upon Don or Barmby on Don) a parish-town in the upper division of Strafforth and Tickhill; liberty of Tickhill; 5½ miles NE. of Doncaster and 5 from Thorne, 7¾ from Bawtry, 35 from York. Pop. 495. The Church is a perpetual curacy, dedicated to St. Peter, in the deanry of Doncaster, value p.r. 66. Patron, John Gresham, Esq. Bacon styles it a vicarage, value ~9. 12s. 6d."


"BRAMWITH SAND, (or South Bramwith) in the parishes of Barnby Dun and Hatfield, and wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill; 5 miles SW. of Thorne."


"REEDHOLME, a single house in the township, of Thorpe in Balne, and parish of Barnby Dun; 4½ miles from Doncaster."


"THORPE IN BALNE, in the parish of Barnby Dun, lower division of Strafforth and Tickhill, liberty of Tickhill; 6 miles W. of Thorne; 6½ from Doncaster. Pop. 122."

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

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