The Ancient Parish of HIGH HOYLAND
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"HIGH HOYLAND, a parish-town, in the wapentake of Staincross, liberty of
Pontefract; 6 miles N. of Penistone, 6½ from Barnsley, 9 from Wakefield, 37
from York. Pop. 268. The Church is a rectory, dedicated to All-Saints, in
the deanry of Doncaster, value, in two medieties, each, ~£5. 3s. 4d.
Patrons, Colonel and Mrs. Beaumont.
Anciently these two medieties had separate Patrons, and separate
Rectors each Incumbent having distinct parsonage Houses, glebes, tithes, &c.
and performed the duty alternately. Col. and Mrs. Beaumont having purchased
the advowson of the second mediety of the Earl of Mexborough, in 1811, there
has been but one Incumbent since."
Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.
- Bilham Grange
- Bretton Dykes
- Clayton West
- Lower Cumberworth
- Park Gate
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]
- The Barnsley FHS has the full
for the High Hoyland Parish Church for sale on the Genfair site. This includes Tombstones, Plaques
and Memorial Windows, recorded in 1975 by Hilda L. Dearnley.
- Here are photographs of Churches etc. in the parish:
All Saints Church, Clayton West, view 1.
All Saints Church, Clayton West, view 2.
The United Reformed Church, Clayton West.
St. Aidan's Church, Skelmanthorpe, view 1.
St. Aidan's Church, Skelmanthorpe, view 2.
The former Wesleyan Chapel, Skelmanthorpe.
The Trinity Evangelical Church, Skelmanthorpe. This Church is in the cemetery grounds.
(The Church's website is here.)
- 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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