The Ancient Parish of CAWTHORNE
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"CAWTHORNE, a parish-town, in the wapentake of Staincross, liberty of Pontefract; (the seat of Thomas West, Esq.) 4 miles WNW. of Barnsley, 4½ from Penistone, 9½ from Wakefield, 38 from York. Pop. 1,518. The Church is a perpetual curacy, dedicated to All-Saints (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of Doncaster, value, p.r. £100. Patron, the Freeholders who vote according to the quantity of land they possess; John Spenser Stanhope, Esq. of Cannon Hall, having the greatest number of votes, may be considered the Patron.
Here is a Free School founded, in consequence of a decree of the Dutchy court at Lancaster, dated June 25th, 1639. The master is nominated and elected by the Chancellor of the Dutchy court, which court pays annually to the master £5. 4s. out of its revenues; and the inhabitants pay the master £5. 5s. 6d. and find him a dwelling House, &c. valued at £4. 4s. per annum."
"BANKS HALL, (the seat of Samuel Thorpe, Esq.) in the township and parish of Cawthorne; 4 miles from Penistone, 4½ from Barnsley."
"BARNBY FURNACE, and BARNBY HALL, 2 farm-houses in the township and parish of Cawthorne, liberty of Pontefract; 3½ miles from Barnsley, 5½ from Penistone."
"DEYKIN BROOK, a hamlet in the township and parish of Cawthorne; 3 miles N. of Penistone, 5½ from Barnsley."
- 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 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.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Cawthorne to another place.
- Tim Midgley has transcribed the book book " History of Cawthorne" by Charles Tiplady Pratt M.A. published in 1881
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE284080 (Lat/Lon: 53.567846, -1.572652), Cawthorne which are provided by:
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- 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.)
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- 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:
- (SE273074) Raw Green
- (SE266061) South Lane
- (SE280074) Tivy Dale
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
- A list of those paying the 1379 Subsidy Rolls (Poll Tax) for this parish.