Area, 2,940 acres. Strafforth wapentake, S.D. -Population, 632 *1; Church-room, 450 *2; Net value, £689. -This Church was given by William, Earl Warren, to the Priory of Lewes. 4th October 1535, the Prior and Convent of Lewes leased the advowson for ninety-nine years to Robert Waterhouse, of Halifax, and John his son, their executors and assigns.
Patron, the Duke of Leeds.
Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation at £20; in the King's books at £18. 11s. 10d. after deducting for Synodals 4s., Procurations 7s. 6d., and pension to the Prior of Lewes £1. 6s. 8d.; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 433, at £90 per annum.
For the inscriptions and list of Rectors, see Hunter's South Yorkshire.
23rd February 1738, faculty to erect a gallery.
An Inclosure Act was passed 33rd Geo. II.
The glebe house is fit for residence ; it was rebuilt by faculty granted in 1818.
The Register Books commence in 1653. Baptisms deficient 1688 to 1694. Burials deficient 1688. Marriages deficient 1688 to 1694.
Poors fund. Dividends of £117. 8s. three per cent. consols, (amount of sundry benefactions) and distributed among the poor on St. Thomas's day in every year.
The Rev. John Hirst's gift, in 1812. Dividends of £555. 10s. three per cent. consols, paid to the master of the school. -Vide 19th Report, page 574.
Post town: Rotherham.
Torre's MS. page 1,139. Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 255. Nonae Roll, page 222. Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. i. page 139.
*1 Harthill with Woodhall.
*2 In 1818, estimated at 500.
KNETON. -In the Valor Ecc. a Chantry in the Chapel of Kneton, in the parish of Harthill, is valued at £2. 14s. 8d. per annum.