The Ancient Parish of HANDSWORTH
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"HANDSWORTH, a parish-town, in the upper-division of Strafforth and Tickhill,
liberties of St. Peter and Hallamshire; 4½ miles SE. of Sheffield, 7 from
Rotherham, 12½ from Chesterfield, (Derby.) 55 from York. Pop. 2,173. The
Church is a rectory, dedicated to St. Mary, in the deanry of Doncaster,
value, £12. 4s. 7d. Patron, the Duke of Norfolk.
Handsworth is situated upon an eminence, on the turnpike road from
Sheffield to Worksop, from which are commanded extensive and beautiful views
of the surrounding country. Not far from the church yard stands the village
school, a respectable stone building, erected by subscription in the year
1800, for the education of a certain number of poor children, to be elected
pursuant to the Will of Dr. Lockier, formerly rector of this parish, who,
with the Hon. Mrs. Jane Howard, wife of the rector, gave the uses of certain
monies for its endowment. For an account of this parish, see Hunter's Hallamshire."
Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.
- Ballifield Hall
- Bramley Hall
- Hall Gate
- Handsworth Woodhouse
- Intack End
- Lamb Hill
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]
- Here are photographs of Churches etc. in the parish:
St. Mary's Church, Handsworth (view 1) - slight tree problem!
St. Mary's Church, Handsworth (view 2).
Handsworth Methodist Church, Handsworth.
The Roman Catholic Church, Handsworth.
Handsworth Christian Life Centre, Handsworth.
Trinity Methodist Church, Woodhouse.
The former United Methodist Church, Woodhouse (now the Tythe Barn Community Centre).
Southern Light Community Church, Woodhouse.
The Salvation Army Hall, Woodhouse.
The former Quaker Meeting House, Woodhouse.
The former Chapel, Woodhouse (now a Carpet Warehouse).
The dis-used Chapel, Woodhouse.
The Church of St. Catherine of Siena, Richmond.
Richmond Wesleyan Reform Church, Richmond.
Christ Church, Gleadless.
The United Reform Church, Gleadless (originally a Bethel Chapel).
The Methodist Church, Gleadless (view 1).
The Methodist Church, Gleadless (view 2).
Hollinsend Methodist Church, Hollinsend, please contact the church via their website for access to Church Records (see below).
(The Church's website is here.)
Hollinsend Methodist Church, Hollinsend - an old photograph.
Holy Cross Church, Gleadless Valley.
The Methodist Church, Intake, now a Boy Scout Hut. The Scouts bought the front of the church, the place of worship is at the back of this building.
- 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:
- (SK405846) Normanton Spring
- (SK415847) Coisley Hill
- (SK390840) Hollins End
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
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