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The Ancient Parish of WOMERSLEY

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"WOMERSLEY, a parish-town, in the wapentake of Osgoldcross, liberty of Pontefract; (the seat of the Right Hon. Lord Hawke) 5 miles SE. of Pontefract and Ferrybridge, 8 from Snaith, 26 from York. Pop. 316. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to St. Martin, in the deanry of Pontefract, value, ~6. 11s. 5d. Patron, The Right Hon. Lord Hawke."


"CRIDLING STUBBS, in the parishes of Womersley and Darrington, wapentake of Osgoldcross, liberty of Pontefract; 2 miles SE. of Ferrybridge, 4 from Pontefract. Pop. 96."


"FULHAM HOUSE, a single house in the township and parish of Womersley; liberty of Pontefract; 7 miles ESE. of Pontefract and Snaith."


"HIGH FIELD LANES, a farm-house in the township and parish of Womersley; 5 miles from Pontefract."


"LITTLE SMEATON, in the parish of Womersley, liberty of Pontefract; 6 miles from Ferrybridge, 6 from Pontefract, 10 from Doncaster. Pop. 176."


"WALDEN STUBBS, in the parish of Womersley, wapentake of Osgoldcross, liberty of Pontefract; 7 miles SE. of Pontefract and Ferrybridge. Pop. 158."


"WOOD HALL, 2 houses in the township and parish of Womersley; 5 miles from Pontefract and Ferrybridge."

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

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