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DARFIELD: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1750.

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"DARFIELD, a parish in the W.R. of Yorkshire."


"WORSBOROUGH, in the parish of Darfield, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, 2 m. from Barnesley, has a beautiful parochial chapel, and a fr. sc. both happy in the benefaction of John Reyney, citizen of London, who, in 1632, gave 30 l. a year for the better maintenance of the minister, schoolmaster, and poor, payable every quarter by the drapers company in London; and here are 2 very good houses for the minister and school-master, built by the inh. Here is also a choice library, given by Dr. Obadiah Walker, who was born and bred here, which has been augmented by several gentlemen therein educated. Here are a medicinal bath, and a chalybeat spring."

[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
Stephen Whatley's England's Gazetteer, 1750]