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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"DARFIELD, a parish-town, lower-division of Strafforth and Tickhill; 5 miles E. of Barnsley, 10½ from Doncaster, 42 from York. Pop. 512. The Church is a rectory, dedicated to All-Saints (see Churches for photograph), value, £53. 1s. 8d. and a vicarage, ~£14. 11s. 7d. p.r. £90. Patron of the rectory, the Rev. H. Cooke; and of the vicarage, Trinity College, Cambridge."

Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.

  • Ardsley
  • Balk
  • Bank Top
  • Billingley
  • Billingley Green
  • Burntwood Lodge
  • Edderthorpe
  • Great Houghton
  • Hemmingfield
  • Hill Top
  • Kendall Green
  • Lewden
  • Little Houghton
  • Middlewood Hall
  • Nether Wood Hall
  • New Hall
  • Oldham Mill
  • Ouslethwaite
  • Overwood Hall
  • Rockley Abbey
  • Round Green
  • Smithley
  • Stairfoot
  • Swaithe Hall
  • Tyersall
  • Views
  • Wass Lane Head
  • Wombwell
  • Wombwell Wood Head
  • Worsbrough
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]



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Memorial Inscriptions


Names, Geographical

  • 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:
    • (SE368026) Blacker Hill
    • (SE395015) Hemingfield
    • (SE384014) Jump
    • (SE363051) Kendray
    • (SE408035) Low Valley
    • (SE374005) Milton
    • (SE372040) Swaithe
    • (SE347047) Ward Green
    • (SE356038) Worsbrough Bridge
    • (SE345049) Worsbrough Common
    • (SE363036) Worsbrough Dale



Town Records

  • Here is a transcription by Walt Norris of " The Little Houghton Town Book" giving the records of the Accounts and other occurences in the town, from 1711 until the early 1800s.