Area, 1,540 acres. Strafforth and Tickhill wap., S.D. -Pop. *1, 233 ; Church-room, 150; Net value, £103. -A Discharged Rectory, given by William Earl Warren to the Priory of Lewes. At the Dissolution, the patronage came to the Crown.
Patron, the Lord Chancellor.
The Church was founded by the Warrens, and rebuilt about 1770.
4th October 1535, the Prior and Convent of Lewes leased the Advowson for 99 years to Robert Waterhouse, of Halifax, his executors, and assigns.
Valued, in Pope Nicholas's taxation, at £5. 6s. 8d.; in the King's books, at £4 ; in 1818, at £68. 3s. 11d.; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 439, it is stated : " Rectory, £24 per annum. All the town to be made of the parish, part of it now lying in another parish."
Augmented in 1798, with £200, by lot.
" Endowed with all sorts of great and small tithes. Yearly value, £21 " Signed, " Will. Radcliffe, Rect." -Notitia Parochialis, No. 806.
Mr. Hunter gives a catalogue of the Rectors, also the arms, inscriptions, &c.
An Inclosure Act was passed 18th Geo. III.
There is a glebe house fit for residence. 29th October 1785, faculty to rebuild the Church.
The Register Books commence in 1730. -Vide earlier returns in the registry at York.
Parochial Charities. -No return.
Post town: Rotherham.
Torre's MS., page 1,173. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 250. Nonae Roll, page 222. Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. i. page 137.
*1 In 1834, the Population was only returned at 110.