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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"DARTON, a parish-town, in the wapentake of Staincross, liberty of Pontefract; 3½ miles NW. of Barnsley, 6 from Penistone, 8½ from Wakefield, 36½ from York. Pop. 1,340. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to All-Saints (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of Doncaster, value, ~£12. 10s. p.r. *£150. Patron, Godfrey Wentworth, Esq.

A branch of the family of Beaumonts had formerly a seat here, at Darton Hall, of which family was George Beaumont, a merchant, who left considerable sums of money, to be employed in several charitable uses; particularly £500. for the founding of the Free Grammar School at this, his place of nativity, in 1675. Its annual value at present is about £120.

In the church, which is a beautiful structure, is a handsome marble monument to the memory of John Silvester, of Birthwaite Hall, which he purchased of the Burdett family. He was originally a blacksmith, and was the inventor of a curious chain made to go across the Thames. He died aged 70, in 1722."

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

  • Barugh
  • Birthwaite Hall
  • Broad Royd Head
  • Clay Cliffe
  • Day House
  • Fox Hall
  • Gawber
  • Gawber Hall
  • Haigh
  • Higham
  • Kexbrough
  • Lane Head
  • Lower Carr Green
  • Mapplewell
  • Oaks
  • Skiers Moor
  • Staincross
  • Swallow Hill
  • Swithin
  • Upper Carr Green
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]


  • The Barnsley Family History Society have the Monumental inscriptions for All Saints' Church, Darton for sale on the Genfair site.



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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:
    • (SE312078) Barugh Green
    • (SE312068) Higham Common
    • (SE313087) Low Barugh
    • (SE326074) Wilthorpe