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BURGHWALLIS: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"BURGHWALLIS, a parish in the upper division of the wapentake of Osgoldcross, in the West Riding of the county of York, 7 miles to the N-W. of Doncaster, its post town. The Great Northern railway passes near it. Sutton and Haywood are hamlets of this parish Here is Robin Hood's Well, near which the bishop is said to have been robbed by the outlaw. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of York, of the value of £275, in the gift of M. Tasburgh, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Helen. The charities are of small value. Burgh-Wallis Hall, the seat of the Tasburghs, is a modern mansion erected on the site of an older one, the seat of the Anns."

"HAYWOOD, a hamlet in the township and parish of Burghwallis, West Riding county York, 6 miles N. of Doncaster."

"SUTTON, a township in the parishes of Burghwallis and Campsall, upper division of Osgoldcross wapentake, West Riding county York, 5 miles N. of Doncaster."

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