The Ancient Parish of DONCASTER
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"DONCASTER, a market and parish-town, lower-division of Strafforth and Tickhill,
in the soke of Doncaster; 7 miles from Tickhill, 9 from Bawtry, 11 from
Thorne, 12 from Rotherham and Blythe, (Notts.) 15 from Ferrybridge and
Pontefract, 16 from Worksop, (Notts.) 20 from Wakefield, 37 from York, 165
from London. Market, Saturday. Fairs, April 5 and August 5, for horses,
horned cattle, &c. Bankers, Messrs. Cooke, Childers, and Co. draw on
Messrs. Gosling and Sharp, 19, Fleet Street; New Bank, Messrs. Leathams, Tew,
and Co. draw on Messrs. Dennison, and Co. 106, Fenchurch Street.
Principal Inns, Angel, Red Lion, Rein Deer, Black Boy, and Green Dragon.
Pop. 8,544. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to St. George, in the
deanry of Doncaster, value, £32. 19s. 2d. p.r. !£100. Patron, the
Archbishop of York."
(There is further information for Doncaster).
Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.
- Long Sandal
- Nether Hall
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]
Doncaster Council web site has information relating to Archives, Family History etc.
- Here are photographs of Churches etc. in the parish:
St. George's Church, Doncaster (view 1).
St. George's Church, Doncaster (view 2).
Christ Church, Doncaster.
St. James' Church, Doncaster (view 1).
St. James' Church, Doncaster (view 2).
The Baptist Church, Beechfield Road, Doncaster.
Carr House Wesley Methodist Church, Doncaster.
Balby Road Methodist Church, Doncaster.
Alder Grove Methodist Church, Doncaster.
The Priory Methodist Church, Doncaster.
The Flintwood Methodist Church, Doncaster.
The United Reformed Church, Doncaster. (Originally Congregational).
St. Peter in Chains Roman Catholic Church, Doncaster.
The Friends' Meeting House (Quaker), Doncaster.
The Gospel Hall, Doncaster.
The Church of God of Prophecy, Doncaster.
The National Spiritualist Church, Doncaster.
The National Progressive Spiritualist Church, Doncaster.
Free Christians and Unitarians Church, Doncaster (or what you can see of it through the locked gate).
St. Katherine's Church, Loversall.
St. Jude's Church, Hexthorpe.
The Methodist Church, Hexthorpe.
St. John the Evangelist's Church, Balby (view 1).
St. John the Evangelist's Church, Balby (view 2).
The Roman Catholic Church, Balby.
All Saints' Church, Intake, now rebuilt on the same site.
The United Reformed Church, Intake.
St. Mary's Church, Wheatley.
St. Andrew's Methodist Church, Wheatley.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Wheatley.
St. Aidan's Church, Wheatley Hills.
The Roman Catholic Church, Wheatley Hills.
St. Paul's Church, Wheatley Park.
The Baptist Church, Wheatley Park.
- A transcription of the 1914-1918
War Memorial at the edge of St. John's Churchyard, Balby.
- A transcription of the 1914-1918 and 1939-45
War Memorial, St. Jude's Churchyard, Hexthorpe.
- A transcription of the
World War I Memorial Plaque in St. George's Church, Doncaster.
- The following places are within the boundaries of this (ancient)
parish, but I have no further information on them other than
the Ordnance Survey Landranger Grid reference shown:
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
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