Area, 4,280 acres. Strafforth and Tickhill wapentake, S.D. -Population, 844 *1; Church-room, 320 *2; Net value, £120. -This Church was a Rectory, anciently belonging to the patronage of the Barons Viponts, from whom it descended to the Lords Clifford, and was given by Roger de Clifford to the Priory of Arthington, to which it was appropriated, and a Vicarage ordained therein, 12 Kal. October 1240.
Patron, the Earl of Scarborough.
Impropriators, the Earl of Scarborough and others.
Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation at £26. 13s. 4d., the Church and the Vicarage at £5. 6s. Sd. In the King's books the Vicarage is valued at £4. 13s. 4d.
In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 494, at £16 per annum; and in 1818, certified to be worth £30 per annum.
Augmented in 1792, with £200, and in 1815 with £1,400 from the Parliamentary grant, -both by lot.
" The tithe of hay belongs to the minister, who has four marks allowed by the impropriator out of the tithe corn; annual value £18." Signed " Samuel Pickering, Vic." -Notitia Parochialis.
For the inscriptions and catalogue of Vicars, see Hunter's South Yorkshire.
The glebe house was returned in 1818 as unfit for residence, being in " want of internal repairs," and is still unfit.
The Register Books commence in 1597. Chasm 1632 to 1677.
Poor's estate. Two parcels of land, containing together between eight and nine acres; one of them given by Thomas Tankersley in 1645, and the other purchased with a benefaction of £150 given by George Spence in 1762. The rents are distributed amongst poor persons not receiving parochial relief.
The School. By deed, dated 10th February 1714, James, Lord Viscount Cutleton, then lord of the manor, gave fourteen acres of land for the support of a free school for the poor of the town, in reading, writing, and common arithmetic. Eight free scholars, to be nominated by the lord of the manor. The master has the use of a house and garden. -Vide 17th Report, page 795.
Post town: Rotherham.
Torre's MS. page 1,193. Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 249. Bodleian MS. No. 5,101. Nonae Roll, page 222. Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. i. page 261. Rhodes, page 68. Mon. Ebor. page 89. Mon. Angl. vol. iv. pages 519. 521, 522.
*1 Viz. Hooton Levett, 92; and Maltby, 752. In 1834, the Population was only returned at 751.
*2 Estimated in 1818 at 350. Synodals 6s. 8d. Procurations 7s. 6d.