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The Ancient Parish of DARRINGTON

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"DARRINGTON, a parish-town, in the wapentake of Osgoldcross, liberty of Pontefract; (the seat of Robert Oliver, Esq.) 3 miles S. of Ferrybridge and Pontefract, 12¼ from Doncaster, 14½ from Barnsley, 24 from York. Pop. 510. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to St. Luke and All-Saints, in the deanry of Pontefract, value, ~16. 11s. 3d. Patron, the Archbishop of York."


"CRIDLING PARK, a farm-house in the township of Criddling Stubbs, and parish of Darrington, liberty of Pontefract; 2½ miles from Ferrybridge."


"CRIDLING STUBBS, in the parishes of Womersley and Darrington, wapentake of Osgoldcross, liberty of Pontefract; 2½ miles SE. of Ferrybridge, 4½ from Pontefract. Pop. 96."


"GROVE HALL, (the residence of William Lee, Esq.) in the township and parish of Darrington; 2 miles from Ferrybridge, 3 from Pontefract."


"STAPLETON, a township, in the parish of Darrington, wapentake of Osgoldcross, liberty of Pontefract; (Stapleton Park, the seat of the Hon. Edward Robert Petre) 4 miles from Ferrybridge, 4½ from Pontefract, 12 from Doncaster. Pop. 109." (There is further information for Stapleton).


"WENTBRIDGE, in the townships of Kirk Smeaton, Darrington, and Thorpe Audlin, and parishes of Kirk Smeaton, Badsworth, and Darrington, wapentake of Osgoldcross, liberty of Pontefract, 4½ miles SE. of Pontefract and Ferrybridge, 10½ from Doncaster."

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

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