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Data from the 'Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum' from the year 1842.

The place: CANTLEY.     Church dedication: SAINT WILFRED.     Church type: Discharged Vicarage.

Area, 5,160 acres. Strafforth and Tickhill wapentake, S.D. -Population, 634; Church-room, 270 *3; Net value, £233. -This Church was a Rectory till given to the Priory of Wallingwells in 1262, and appropriated thereto, and a Vicarage ordained therein, in 1289.

Patron and impropriator, J. W. Childers, Esq.

The Church is valued, in Pope Nicholas's taxation, at £10, and the Vicarage at £5; in the King's books, the Vicarage at £6. 6s. 4d.; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 489, it is stated : "Vicarage, £24 per annum. The impropriate Rector pays a fee farm rent to the State of twenty nobles per annum."

Augmented, in 1767, with £200, by lot ; and in 1778, with £200, to meet benefaction of £200 from Childers Walbank Childers, Esq.

Inclosure Acts were passed 5th Geo. III., 17th Geo. III., and 55th Geo. III. (Brampton.)

For the monuments and list of Vicars, see Hunter's South Yorkshire.

26th February 1814, faculty granted to effect an exchange.

There is a glebe house fit for residence.

The Register Books commence in 1538. Entries of baptisms and burials deficient 1783 to 1796. -Vide transcripts at York.

Poor's Land. Thirteen acres. Rent applied towards teaching 45 free scholars on the National plan. -Vide 18th Report, page 607.

Post town: Doncaster.

Torre's MS., page 911. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 223. Nonae Roll, page 220. Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. i. page 81.

*1 Alias Brampton.

*2 Torre says St. Nicholas ; but James Grave, the Vicar of Cantley, by will, dated 2nd March 1504, directed his body to be buried before the image of St. Wilfred, patron of the Church.

*3 In 1818, the Church-room was returned as sufficient for the then Population of 548.

From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
OCR and changes for Web page presentation
by Colin Hinson. © 2013.