The Ancient Parish of CAMPSALL
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"CAMPSALL, a parish-town, in the wapentake of Osgoldcross, liberty of Pontefract; (the seat of the Rev. E.B. Frank,) 8 miles N. of Doncaster and Pontefract, 9 from Ferrybridge, 30 from York. Pop. 389. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalen, in the deanry of Doncaster, value ~£16. 16s. 8d. p.r. !£120. Patron, Cook Yarbrough, Esq.
Of this place was Richard Frank, Esq. F.R.S. Recorder of Pontefract and Doncaster, a polite scholar, and a lover of Antiquities. He died May 22, 1762, aged 60. His valuable collections, including those of Dr. Johnston, a Physician at Pontefract, (which came into his hands on the death of the author's grandson, Henry Johnston) were, in 1780, in the hands of the late Bacon Frank, Esq. nephew and heir to the Recorder. --Nichol's Anecdotes."
Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.
- Here are photographs of Churches etc. in the parish:
- The Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Campsall (view 1).
- The Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Campsall (view 2).
- St. Peter's Church, Askern (view 1).
- St. Peter's Church, Askern (view 2).
- The Methodist Church, Askern.
- The Blessed English Martyrs Roman Catholic Church, Askern.
- The Church (now a house), Haywood (view 1).
- The Church (now a house), Haywood (view 2).
- The Methodist Church, Norton.
- Transcript of the entry for Campsall in the "Collections relative to Churches and Chapels".
- The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Parish of Campsall.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Baines's Directory and Gazetteer, Vol I, West Riding.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Campsall to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE543139 (Lat/Lon: 53.618836, -1.18059), Campsall 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 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:
- (SE556132) Instoneville
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
- A list of those paying the 1379 Subsidy Rolls (Poll Tax) for this parish.