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The Ancient Parish of PENISTONE

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"PENISTONE, a market and parish-town, in the wapentake of Staincross, liberty of Pontefract; 5 miles from Barnsley, 12¾ from Huddersfield, 13¾ from Sheffield, 14 from Wakefield, 15 from Rotherham, 26 from Stockport, (Chesh.) 45 from York, 176 from London. Market, Thursday. Fairs, last Thursday in February; last Thursday in March; first Thursday in May; and Thursday after old Michaelmas day, for horses and horned cattle. Principal Inn, Rose and Crown. Pop. 645. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to St. John the Baptist (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of Doncaster, value, ~16. 14s. 2d. p.r. 146. 18s. 4d. Patron, the Right Hon. Major General Godfrey Bosville.

This is a small market-town, little superior to a village, as the population will evince. It is chiefly noted for the number of moor sheep sold at its markets and fairs.

Here is a Free Grammar School, endowed with 100. per annum, and also the interest of 200. for the education of eight poor girls."

Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.

  • Aldermans Head
  • Bagden
  • Bilcliffe
  • Black Moor
  • Bleak Royd
  • Bord Hill
  • Bower Hill
  • Bradshaw
  • Briery Busk
  • Brook House
  • Bull House
  • Carlecotes
  • Cross Royd
  • Cubley
  • Dean Head
  • Denby
  • Denby Dale
  • Dick Royd House
  • Dunkirk
  • Dyson Cote
  • Ecklands
  • Exley Gate
  • Flash House
  • Gunthwaite
  • Hand Bank
  • Hazelhead
  • High Flatts
  • Holley Hall
  • Hoodlands
  • Hordron
  • Hornthwaite
  • Hunshelf
  • Hunshelf Bank
  • Illions
  • Ingbirchworth
  • Langsett
  • Moor Hallas
  • New Chapel
  • Oxspring
  • Paw Hill
  • Pond
  • Raynar
  • Roughbirchworth
  • Royd Field
  • Royd Moor
  • Saltersbrook
  • Savile House
  • Schole Hill
  • Sheephouse
  • Small Shaw
  • Snowden Hill
  • Softley
  • Spicer Hill House
  • Strainds
  • Swindon
  • Thurlstone
  • Under Bank
  • Unshriven Bridge
  • Upper Denby
  • Water Hall
  • Windleden
  • Wraith House

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson 2007]

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