The Ancient Parish of HIGH HOYLAND
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"HIGH HOYLAND, a parish-town, in the wapentake of Staincross, liberty of Pontefract; 6 miles N. of Penistone, 6½ from Barnsley, 9 from Wakefield, 37 from York. Pop. 268. The Church is a rectory, dedicated to All-Saints, in the deanry of Doncaster, value, in two medieties, each, ~£5. 3s. 4d. Patrons, Colonel and Mrs. Beaumont.
Anciently these two medieties had separate Patrons, and separate Rectors each Incumbent having distinct parsonage Houses, glebes, tithes, &c. and performed the duty alternately. Col. and Mrs. Beaumont having purchased the advowson of the second mediety of the Earl of Mexborough, in 1811, there has been but one Incumbent since."
Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.
- The Barnsley FHS has the full Monumental inscriptions for the High Hoyland Parish Church for sale on the Genfair site. This includes Tombstones, Plaques and Memorial Windows, recorded in 1975 by Hilda L. Dearnley.
- Here are photographs of Churches etc. in the parish:
- All Saints Church, Clayton West, view 1.
- All Saints Church, Clayton West, view 2.
- The United Reformed Church, Clayton West.
- St. Aidan's Church, Skelmanthorpe, view 1.
- St. Aidan's Church, Skelmanthorpe, view 2.
- The former Wesleyan Chapel, Skelmanthorpe.
- The Trinity Evangelical Church, Skelmanthorpe. This Church is in the cemetery grounds. (The Church's website is here.)
- The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Parish of High Hoyland.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Baines's Directory and Gazetteer, Vol I, West Riding.
- There is further information about this parish from the Pigot's 1834 Directory, Yorkshire section.
- There is further information about this parish from the National Gazetteer 1868, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England, Yorkshire extracts.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from High Hoyland to another place.
- A transcription of the Clayton West Congregational Church History
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE272102 (Lat/Lon: 53.587683, -1.59058), High Hoyland which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- The World War I and II War Memorial at Hoyland.
- 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:
- (SE260114) Park Mill
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
- A list of those paying the 1379 Subsidy Rolls (Poll Tax) for this parish.