The Ancient Parish of SWILLINGTON
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2007]
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"SWILLINGTON, a parish-town, in the lower-division of Skyrack, liberty of
Pontefract; (Swillington Hall, the seat of John Lowther, Esq.) 6 miles E. of
Leeds, 8 from Pontefract and Wakefield, 20 from York. Pop. 510. The
Church is a rectory, dedicated to Saint Mary, in the deanry of the Ainsty,
value, £16. 1s. 8d. Patron, John Lowther, Esq.
In this Church, which is a uniform and decent structure, of rather
late Gothic architecture, are a number of monumental inscriptions to the
Lowthers, a family that has long been its Patron. Here are four Alms Houses,
founded by Sir William Lowther in 1728."
"ASTLEY, in the township and parish of Swillington, liberty of Pontefract; 6
miles SE. Leeds, 8 from Wakefield and Pontefract."
"LEVENTHORPE HALL, (the seat of Thomas Ikin, Esq.) in the township and parish of
Swillington; 6 miles from Leeds, 7 from Wakefield."
- Here are photographs of Churches etc. in the parish:
- The following churches have their own web-sites:
- The following places are within the boundaries of this (ancient)
parish, but I have no further information on them other than
the Ordnance Survey Landranger Grid reference shown:
- (SE380318) Hollinthorpe
- (SE384325) Swillington Common
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
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