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The Ancient Parish of SOUTH KIRKBY

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"SOUTH KIRKBY, a parish-town, in the wapentake of Osgoldcross, liberty of Pontefract; 8 miles from Pontefract, 9 NE. of Barnsley; 10 from Doncaster, 11 from Wakefield, 31 from York. Pop. 633. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to All-Saints, in the deanry of Doncaster, value, ~15. 10s. 2d. Patron, the Rev. George Allott."


"BROADLANE HOUSES, 2 farm-houses in the townships of South Kirkby and South Elmsall and parish of South Kirkby; 7 miles NW. of Doncaster."


"HAGUE HALL, (the seat of James Allott, Esq.) in the township and parish of South Kirkby, wapentake of Osgoldcross; 7 miles from Pontefract, 5 from Barnsley."


"MINSTHORPE, a hamlet in the township of North Elmsall, and parish of South Kirkby, liberty of Pontefract; 5 miles S. of Pontefract."


"MOORTHORPE, a hamlet in the township and parish of South Kirkby, ; 8 miles from Pontefract, 12 from Wakefield."


"MUNTHROYD, in the parish of South Kirkby, wapentake of Osgoldcross; 8 miles S. of Pontefract."


"NORTH ELMSALL, in the parish of South Kirkby, wapentake of Osgoldcross, liberty of Pontefract; (Elmsall Lodge, the seat of Charles Cholmley, Esq.) 7 miles from Pontefract, 9 from Doncaster and Barnsley, 11 from Wakefield. Pop. 113."


"SKELBROOK, in the parish of South Kirkby, wapentake of Osgoldcross, liberty of Pontefract; (the residence of the Rev. Charles Cater) 7 miles S. of Ferrybridge, 7 from Pontefract, 8 from Doncaster, 12 from Barnsley. Pop. 115. The Church is a perpetual curacy, dedicated to St. Michael, in the deanry of Doncaster, value, p.r. 60. Patron, the Perrin family."


"SOUTH ELMSALL, in the parish of South Kirkby, wapentake of Osgoldcross, liberty of Pontefract; 8 miles NW. of Doncaster, Barnsley, and Pontefract, 11 from Wakefield. Pop. 453."


"STUBBS HALL, a farm-house in the township of Hampole, and parish of South Kirkby; 7 miles from Doncaster, 9 from Pontefract. Pop. included in Hampole."


"WRANGBROOK, 3 farm-houses in the township of North Emsall, and parish of South Kirkby, liberty of Pontefract; 6 miles S. of Pontefract, 9 from Doncaster."

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

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