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HOOTON PAGNELL: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"HOOTON PAGNELL, a parish in the N. division of the wapentake of Strafforth, West Riding county York, 6½ miles N.W. of Doncaster, its railway station and post town. The village, which is small is situated on rising ground, and has an ancient cross in good preservation. The parish contains the townships of Bilham an a Moorhouse, and is wholly agricultural. The land is chiefly arable. The soil is limestone and clay. From Belle Vue is an extensive view, embracing York and Lincoln cathedrals, and, in clear weather, Southwell Minster. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of York, value £350. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient stone structure, with a tower containing three bells. The register dates from the reign of Henry VIII. The parochial charities produce about £19 per annum. Bilham House is the principal residence."


"BILHAM, a township in the parish of Hooton-Pagnell, wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, in the West Riding of the county of York, 7 miles to the N.W. of Doncaster. Bilham Row is a hamlet of this township The district contains some coal beds, limestone, and a fine sand much used in foundries. Here is Belvidere Tower, commanding a very extensive and beautiful prospect, extending northward to York Minster and southward to Lincoln Cathedral of a clear day. Southwell Minster, also, and about 70 parish churches are visible. Bilham House, the chief residence, is near the Tower."


"MOORHOUSE, a hamlet in the parish of Hooton-Pagnell, West Riding county York, 7 miles N.W. of Doncaster."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013