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WRAGBY: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"WRAGBY, a parish comprising the townships of West Hardwick, Hasle, Hill-top, and Hurstwick with Nostal, in the upper division of the wapentake of OSGOLDCROSS, and the townships of Ryhill and Winterset, in the wapentake of STAINCROSS, West riding of the county of YORK, 5 miles S.W. from Pontefract, and containing 660 inhabitants. The living is a donative, in the patronage of C.Winn, Esq. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is principally in the later style of English architecture. An annuity of £6. 5., paid out of the revenue of the duchy of Lancaster, is applied in support of a free school for the poor children of the parish."


"FOULBY, a hamlet in the parish of WRAGBY, partly in the lower division of the wapentake of AGBRIGG, and partly in the upper division of the wapentake of OSGOLDCROSS, West riding of the county of YORK, 5 miles E.S.E. from Wakefield."


"HASLE, a township in that part of the parish of WRAGBY, which is in the upper division of the wapentake of OSGOLDCROSS, West riding of the county of YORK, 4 miles S.S.W. from Pontefract, containing 139 inhabitants."


"HILL TOP, a township in that part of the parish of WRAGBY, which is in the upper division of the wapentake of OSGOLDCROSS, West riding of the county of YORK, 5 miles S.E. from Barnesley, containing 97 inhabitants."


"HURSTWICK, a township, joint with Nostal, in that part of the parish of WRAGBY, which is in the upper division of the wapentake of OsGOLDCROSS, West riding of the county of YORK, 3 miles W.S.W. from Pontefract, containing 49 inhabitants."


"NOSTAL, a township, joint with Hurstwick, in that part of the parish of WRAGBY, which is in the upper division of the wapentake of OSGOLDCROSS, West riding of the county of YORK, 4 miles W.S.W. from Pontefract. The population is returned with Hurstwick. A priory of Augustine canons, in honour of St. Owald, king and martyr, was founded here in the time of William Rufus, by Ilbert de Lacy, the revenue of which at the dissolution was valued at £606. 9. 3."


"RYHILL, a township in that part of the parish of WRAGBY, which is in the wapentake of STAINCROSS, West riding of the county of YORK, 7 miles S.E. from Wakefield, containing 147 inhabitants."


"WEST HARDWICK, a township in that part of the parish of WRAGBY, which is in the upper division of the wapentake of OSGOLDCROSS, West riding of the county of YORK, 4 miles S.W. from Pontefract, containing 93 inhabitants."


"WINTERSET, a township in that part of the parish of WRAGBY, which is in the wapentake of STAINCROSS, West riding of the county of YORK, 5 miles E.S.E. from Wakefield, containing 135 inhabitants."

[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835]