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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"FELKIRK, a farm-house and a parish in the township of South Hiendley, wapentake of Staincross, liberty of Pontefract; 5 miles NE. of Barnsley, 6½ from Wakefield, 9 from Pontefract, 33 from York. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to St. Peter (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of Doncaster, value £7. 1s. 10½d. p.r. £140. Patron, Archbishop of York."

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

  • Brierley
  • Brierley Manor
  • Cold Hiendley
  • Grimethorpe
  • Havercroft
  • Hodroyd
  • Ringston Hill
  • Shafton
  • South Hiendley
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]



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  • Local history site for Brierley, includes photographs, local history archives etc.

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:
    • (SE396144) Newstead
    • (SE393104) Shafton Two Gate