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DARRINGTON: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"DARRINGTON, a parish in the upper division of the wapentake of Osgoldcross in the West Riding of the county of York, 3½ miles S.E. of Pontefract, near the railway line, and contains the townships of Darrington, Stapleton, and Darrington Leys. The village is small, and wholly agricultural. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of York, value £512, in the patronage of the Archbishop. The church is dedicated to St. Luke and All Saints. The charities amount to £8 per annum. The Wesleyans have a place of worship, and there is a National school. The Right Hon. Thomas Estcourt, M.P., is lord of the manor."


"STAPLETON, a township in the parish of Darrington, upper division of Osgoldcross wapentake, West Riding county York, 4 miles S.E. of Pontefract. The village is situated on the river Wente, and is wholly agricultural. The land is fertile and in a high state of cultivation. Stapleton Park is the principal residence. J. H. Barton, Esq., is lord of the manor and sole landowner."


"WENTBRIDGE, a hamlet in the parishes of Badsworth and Darrington, West Riding county York, 4 miles S.E. of Pontefract. It is situated on the river Wente, a tributary of the Don."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013