The Ancient Parish of FELKIRK
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"FELKIRK, a farm-house and a parish in the township of South Hiendley, wapentake
of Staincross, liberty of Pontefract; 5 miles NE. of Barnsley, 6½ from
Wakefield, 9 from Pontefract, 33 from York. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated
to St. Peter (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of Doncaster, value £7. 1s. 10½d. p.r. £140.
Patron, Archbishop of York."
Information on the following places in
this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.
- Brierley Manor
- Cold Hiendley
- Ringston Hill
- South Hiendley
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]
- Here are photographs of Churches in the parish:
St. Peter's Church, Felkirk, view 1.
St. Peter's Church, Felkirk, view 2 - the entrance to the churchyard.
St. Luke's Church, Grimethorpe, view 1.
St. Luke's Church, Grimethorpe, view 2.
The Pentecostal Church, Grimethorpe.
St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Grimethorpe.
St. Paul's Church, Brierley, view 1.
St. Paul's Church, Brierley, view 2.
The Methodist Church, Brierley.
The National Spiritualist Church, Brierley.
The Mission Church, Shafton.
The Methodist Church, Shafton.
The Methodist Church, South Hiendley.
The Living Hope Church, Havercroft (formerley the Bethel Chapel).
The (new) Living Hope Church, Havercroft.
- Local history site for
Brierley, includes photographs, local history archives etc.
- 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:
- (SE396144) Newstead
- (SE393104) Shafton Two Gate
- This parish is covered (or partly covered) by the following Societies:
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