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ARKSEY: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

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"ARKSEY, a parish in the northern division of the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, in the West Riding of the county of York, 2 miles to the N. of Doncaster. The Great Northern railway passes through this parish. It contains the hamlets of Almholme, Bodies, Doncaster-Bridgend, Scawthorpe, Shaftholme, and Stockbridge. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York, of the value of £113, in the patronage of Sir W. R. C. Cooke, Bart. The church is a cruciform structure, with a tower and low spire at the centre, and is dedicated to All Saints. There is a chapel belonging to the Wesleyan Methodists. A free school was founded in this parish in 1683 by Sir George Cooke, Bart., who designed it for a grammar school, and endowed it with property producing £40 a year. Here is also a hospital for 12 poor women, with an income from endowment of £100 per annum. There are several other charitable endowments, producing about £150 a year."


"ALMHOLME, a hamlet in the parish of Arksey, wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, in the West Riding of the county of York, 3 miles to the N.E. of Doncaster. It is not far from the river Don."


"BENTLEY, in the parish of Arksey, in the N. division of the wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, in the West Riding of the county of York, 2 miles to the N. of Doncaster."


"BODLES, a hamlet in the parish of Arksey, wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, in the West Riding of the county of York, 2 miles to the N. of Doncaster. The Great Northern railway runs by it, with a station at Arksey."


"DONCASTER BRIDGE END, a hamlet in the parish of Arksey, wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, in the West Riding of the county of York, 2 miles N. of Doncaster."


"SCAWTHORPE, a hamlet in the parish of Arksey, West Riding county York, 2 miles N. of Doncaster."


"SHAFTHOLME, a hamlet in the parish of Arksey, West Riding county York, 2 miles N.W. of Doncaster."


"STOCKBRIDGE, a hamlet in the parish of Arksey, West Riding county York, 2 miles N. of Doncaster. It is situated on the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013