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HIGH HOYLAND: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1834.

"HIGH HOYLAND, is a small township and village, in the parish of its name, in the wapentake of Staincross, about 6 miles n. of Penistone, and 5.5 n.w. from Barnsley. The parish church, which stands a little above the village, is an ancient structure, dedicated to St Mary : the living is a rectory, in the gift of T.W.Beaumont, Esq. and incumbency of the Rev. Richard Bird. Population of the parish in 1831, 1,118 and the township 231 of that number.
Please see Kirkburton Parish for the 1834 trades directory for this parish.(under Kirkburton)"


"SKELMANTHORPE, is a populous township and village, in the parishes of High Hoyland and Silkstone; This also is a place dependent upon its manufactures, which comprise woollen cloth and fancy goods. The only place of worship is a chapel, belonging to the Wesleyan methodists. Population returned with Cumberworth, in Silkstone parish.
Please see Kirkburton Parish for the 1834 trades directory for this township.(under Kirkburton)"


"WEST CLAYTON, is a township, in the parish of High Hoyland, and wapentake of Staincross, 7 miles n.w. from Barnsley. The manufacture of fancy stuff goods prevail in this township. The calvinists have a place of worship here. The township contained in 1831, 887 persons.
Please see Kirkburton Parish for the 1834 trades directory for this township.(under Kirkburton)"

[Transcribed by Steve Garton ©2000 from
Pigot's directory (Yorkshire section) 1834]