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

The place: WOMBWELL.     Church dedication: SAINT MARY.

Strafforth and Tickhill wapentake, N. D. -Population, 836, vide Darfield *1; Chapel-room, 200 *2; Gross and Net value, no return.

The Incumbents of the two medieties of Darfield provide service alternately.

The Chapel is a Saxon building, and contained a Chantry, founded 22nd Henry VII. by Roger Womburd.

In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 451, it is stated to be " Three miles from Darfield, and often times stoppage in the way by reason of the waters. About 130 families. To be made a parish, comprising the town."

An Inclosure Act was passed 4th Geo. III.

No return as to glebe house or registers.

Charities:
Raines's gift, vide Worsbrough. £2. 10s. a year.

Margaret Wormeley's charity, by deed, dated 18th April, 7th Charles I. Rentcharge of 40s. for the poor of Smeathley and the township of Wombwell, to be distributed on St. Thomas's day yearly.

The Town Land. Fifteen acres, given by William Hinchcliffe in 1433, for the general benefit of the commonalty. -Vide 17th Report, page 788.

Post town: Barnsley.


References:
Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. ii. page 122.


Notes:
*1 In 1834, the Population was returned at 800.

*2 A grant of £100 has been made by the Society for enlarging the Chapel, and obtaining 182 additional seats, of which 104 will be free sittings.


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