[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"CAMPSALL, a parish-town, in the wapentake of Osgoldcross, liberty of Pontefract; (the seat of the Rev. E.B. Frank,) 8 miles N. of Doncaster and Pontefract, 9 from Ferrybridge, 30 from York. Pop. 389. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalen, in the deanry of Doncaster, value ~£16. 16s. 8d. p.r. !£120. Patron, Cook Yarbrough, Esq.
Of this place was Richard Frank, Esq. F.R.S. Recorder of Pontefract and Doncaster, a polite scholar, and a lover of Antiquities. He died May 22, 1762, aged 60. His valuable collections, including those of Dr. Johnston, a Physician at Pontefract, (which came into his hands on the death of the author's grandson, Henry Johnston) were, in 1780, in the hands of the late Bacon Frank, Esq. nephew and heir to the Recorder. --Nichol's Anecdotes."
Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.
- Barnsdale Lodge
- Camps Mount
- Norton Priory
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]