Area, 2,950 acres. Strafforth and Tickhill wapentake, N.D. -Population, 536 *2; Church-room, 200 *3 ; Net value, £364.
Patron, T. Fullerton, Esq.
" This was anciently a Chapel (as far as I can gather, but even then parochial), for I find in the King's books the Chapel of Adwyck charged 9s. 4d. for tenths. To what parish it belongs, unless to Hutton Pagnell, I know not, for above this two hundred years it has been accounted a parish Church, as appears by the testamentary burials mentioned by Mr. Torre. I suppose the revenues of this Church or Chapel were appropriated to some religious house, and little left for the serving the Cure, till that lately Mrs. Saville purchased them back again from her brother, Mr. Saville, of Methley, together with the Advowson." -Archbishop Sharp's MS.
The industry of Mr. Hunter has shown that the Rectory was given by Albreda de Lizours to the Nuns of Hampole.
A Chantry was founded in this Church.
Mrs. Anne Saville, towards the end of the seventeenth century, purchased the Rectory, and settled it upon the Cure.
Valued, in Pope Nicholas's taxation, at £9. 6s. 8d.; in the King's books, at £4. 13s. 4d. per annum ; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 502, £10 per annum. The Commissioners add, " In regard we find Langthwaite, in the parish of Doncaster, two miles distance from thence, and but half a mile from Adwick, we annex Langthwaite to Adwick."
A decree in the Exchequer as to tithes was made in Michaelmas Term, 4th Jac. I., but which is unreported.
An Inclosure Act was passed 33rd Geo. II.
Mr. Hunter gives a catalogue of the Rectors.
The glebe house is fit for residence.
The Register books commence in 1547.
Doles. -Wm. Adams's, by will, in 1593, £1 per annum ; Unknown, 10s. 6d. per annum ; Unknown, 13s. 4d. per annum; Thomas Cartwright's, 13s. 4d. per annum. The two former are distributed with the communion-money, and the two latter are each given to a poor widow.
Rev. William Hedges's charity, who died in 1811, by will. Dividends of £200 three per cents., to be applied yearly on Christmas-day in moieties to such poor persons of the parishes of Adwick-le-Street and Thribergh as the Rector and Vicar and churchwardens of the parishes should consider proper objects. Also the dividends of £350 like stock, to be applied in paying a teacher, to be appointed by the Vicar and churchwardens of Adwick, for constantly teaching in reading and writing, in one course of annual schooling, ten poor children of that parish, boys and girls, of equal or unequal number, at the discretion of the Vicar and churchwardens. -Vide 17th Report, page 781.
Post town: Doncaster.
Bawdwen's Domesday Book, pages 34. 88. 90, 91. 131. 152, 153. Torre's MS., page 383. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 383. Nonae Roll, page 224. Burton's Monasticon, page 92. Bp. Kennett's Case of Impropriations, page 280. Wood's (Bodleian) MS., No. 5,101. Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. i. page 352.
*1 "Adwick," says Mr. Hunter, "is nothing more than the Saxon ' Apud.' Wick is a fortified inclosure, or, perhaps, simply a small collection of tenements, vicus."
*2 Viz. Adwick in the Street, 382 ; Hampole, 128; and Stubbs, 26. -In 1834, the Population of the parish was only returned to be 362.
*3 In 1818, stated at 272.
HAMPOLE. -A Cistercian Nunnery, situate in the parish of Adwick in the Street. This was founded in 1170 by William de Clairfait and Avicia his wife. The site is extra-parochial.