The Ancient Parish of ARKSEY
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"ARKSEY, a parish-town, in the township of Bentley with Arksey, lower division of Strafforth and Tickhill, liberty of Tickhill; 3½ miles N. from Doncaster, 9 from Thorne, 35 from York. Pop. included in Bentley. The Church is a vicarage dedicated to All-Saints, in the deanry of Doncaster, value, £12. 17s. 6d. p.r. £109. Patron, Sir George Cooke, Bart.
Here is a Free Grammar School endowed by the Will of Bryan Cooke, Esq. dated January 3rd, 1660, and built by the will Of Sir George Cooke, Bart., in 1683; and an Hospital for twelve of the poorest and oldest people in the parish."
Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.
- Here are photographs of Churches etc. in the parish:
- All Saints' Church, Arksey.
- St. Peter's Church, Bentley.
- The Methodist Church, Bentley.
- The Baptist Church, Bentley.
- Mount Hermon Evangelical Church, Bentley.
- Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, Bentley.
- The Church of St Philip and St James, New Village (view 1).
- The Church of St Philip and St James, New Village, Bentley (view 2).
- The Methodist Church, Scawthorpe.
- Cornerstone Wesleyan Reform Church, Bentley.
- The Pentecostal Church, Bentley.
- The Pentecostal Church, Bentley.
- Transcript of the entry for Arksey in the "Collections relative to Churches and Chapels".
- The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Parish of Arksey.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Baines's Directory and Gazetteer, Vol I, West Riding.
- There is further information about this parish from the Pigot's 1829 Directory, Yorkshire section.
- There is further information about this parish from the Pigot's 1834 Directory, Yorkshire section.
- There is further information about this parish from the National Gazetteer 1868, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Stephen Whatley's Gazetteer 1750, Yorkshire extracts.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Arksey to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE580069 (Lat/Lon: 53.55553, -1.12596), Arksey which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- The 1914-18 and 1939-45 War Memorial in St. Philip and St. James' Churchyard, New Village.
- The following places are within the boundaries of this (ancient) parish, but I have no further information on them other than the Ordnance Survey Landranger Grid reference shown:
- (SE565048) Bentley Rise
- (SE566065) New Village
- (SE565068) Rostholme
- (SE555055) Scawthorpe
- (SE545050) Sunnyfields
- Arksey with Bentley - the School, from the "Endowed Charities W.R. Yorkshire and Sheffield", transcribed by Alan Longbottom.
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
- A list of those paying the 1379 Subsidy Rolls (Poll Tax) for this parish.