The Ancient Parish of CONISBROUGH
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"CONISBROUGH, a parish-town, in the upper-division of Strafforth and Tickhill; 5 miles SW. of Doncaster, 7 from Rotherham, 42 from York. Pop. 1,142. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to St. Peter, in the deanry of Doncaster, value, ~£8. 12s. 8½d. Patron, the Duke of Leeds.
The Castle here is supposed to be British (see History for photograph). The walls are of the immense thickness of 15 feet. It had neither portcullis nor machicolations, nor the Norman mode of securing loop holes. In the latter end of the Saxon period, it belonged to King Harold, and was afterwards given by the Conqueror to Earl Warren; who, it is supposed, re edified the Keep. --King's Munimenta Antiqua." (There is further information for Conisbrough).
"CLIFTON, in the township and parish of Conisbrough, upper-division of Strafforth and Tickhill; 6½ miles from Rotherham and 6 miles SW. of Doncaster."
"CONISBROUGH LODGE, manor House, in the township and parish of Conisbrough; 5 miles from Rotherham."
"CONISBROUGH PARK HOUSE, a single house in the township and parish of Conisbrough; 6 miles from Rotherham."
- 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 Conisbrough to another place.
- Here is a photograph of Conisbrough Castle by Susan Reddy.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK513985 (Lat/Lon: 53.48073, -1.228458), Conisbrough which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- 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 War Memorial below the Castle, Conisbrough
- Here is a photograph of The War Memorial, Conisbrough, by Susan Reddy.
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
- A list of those paying the 1379 Subsidy Rolls (Poll Tax) for this parish.