Area, 1,950 acres. Strafforth and Tickhill wapentake, S.D. - Population, 226 *1; Chapel-room, 160 *2; Net value, £100 -The Prebendary of Laughton hath jurisdiction over the Chapel and the whole town.
Patron and impropriator, the Prebendary of the Cathedral of York.
Valued in 1707, at £10. 5s. In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 460, it is stated : " We find a parish Church in Walles, but neither Parsonage nor Vicarage presentable thereto belonging. The tithes are impropriate. We find no cause of alteration, saving for part of Walles and Walles Wood, situate in the several parishes of Harthill and Treeton, be annexed to and made part of the parish of Wailes, in regard of vicinity;" and in 1818, at £75. 1s. 3d. per annum.
Augmented in 1723, with £200, to meet benefactions of £100 from Messrs. Billam and Rogers, and lands worth upwards of £100 by the will of Mr. Robert Turie ; and in 1755, with £200, to meet benefaction of £200 from Mrs. Mary Pole.
An Inclosure Act was passed - 6th Geo. III.
For the arms and inscriptions, see Hunter's South Yorkshire.
There is no glebe house.
The Register Books commence in 1580.
Poor's Allotment. Two acres of land. Rent distributed on St. Thomas's day.
Poor's Money. Interest of £38, given by the Rev. T. Hewitt and Richard Hanner, distributed also on the said day.
Thomas Robinett's dole. Rent-charge of 10s. per annum for the poor.
Turie's gift. Rent-charge of £5 per annum for teaching five poor children to read and write. - Vide 19th Report, page 606.
Post town: Rotherham.
Torre's MS. (Peculiars), page 525. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 295. Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. i. page 307.
*1 In 1834, the Population was returned at 240. The parish of Wales is partly in the liberty of St. Peter of York.
*2 In 1818, stated at 500.