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The Ancient Parish of OWSTON

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"OWSTON, a parish-town, in the wapentake of Osgoldcross, liberty of Pontefract, (Owston Hall, the seat of Phillip Davis Cook, Esq.) 6 miles N. of Doncaster, 10 from Pontefract, 31 from York. Pop. 306. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to All-Saints, in the deanry of Doncaster, value, ~£7. 0s. 2½d. p.r. £100. Patron, Phillip Davis Cook, Esq."

"CARCROFT, scattered farm-houses, in the township and parish of Owston, liberty of Pontefract; 6 miles NW. of Doncaster."

"ROBIN HOODS WELL, a hamlet east side in the township of Burghwallis, and parish of Owston, west side in the township and parish of Skellbrook; 6¾ miles NW. of Doncaster." (There is further information for Robin Hoods Well).

"SKELLOW, in the parish of Owston, wapentake of Osgoldcross, liberty of Pontefract; 5 miles NW. of Doncaster, 10 from Pontefract. Pop. 146."

"SKELLOW GRANGE, a hamlet (the seat of Godfrey Higgins, Esq.) in the township of Skellow, and parish of Owston, liberty of Pontefract; 6 miles from Doncaster, 9 from Pontefract."

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]


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