The Ancient Parish of KIRK SANDAL
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"KIRK SANDAL, a parish-town, in the lower-division of Strafforth and Tickhill; (the seat of George Martin, Esq.) 4½ miles from Doncaster, 6½ from Thorne, 37 from York. Pop. 192. The Church is a rectory, dedicated to St. Oswald, in the deanry of Doncaster, value, ~£9. 0s. 3½d. Patron, the King.
Here was anciently a seat of the family of Rokeby; of which John was rector of this parish; he was afterwards Archbishop of Dublin, where dying, he ordered his bowels to be buried at Dublin, his heart at Halifax, and his body at this place; and over each of his remains, a Chapel to be built, which was accordingly done. In the chancel of the Church, is a marble monument to the Archbishop; and another to Sir Thomas Rokeby, Knight, who died Nov. 1689.
In 1826, the Rev. Robert Wood, rector of Kirk Sandal, by his Will, devised all his freehold estate at Kirk Sandal, Fishlake, and Barnby upon Don, in trust for ever, to the use of a Schoolmaster, who shall teach a Grammar School in Kirk Sandal."
"LONG SANDAL, or Sandal Parva, in the township of Wheatley with Sandal, and parishes of Kirk Sandal and Doncaster, lower-division of Strafforth and Tickhill, soke of Doncaster; 3 miles NE. of Doncaster, 8 from Thorne."
"STREET THORPE, a hamlet in the township and parish of Kirk Sandal; (Street Thorpe Hall, the seat of George Parker, Esq.) 4 miles NE. of Doncaster, 8½ from Thorne.
George Cooke Yarborough Esq. built here, about fifty years ago, a handsome Mansion, in which he used to reside. This place was formerly in the possession of the Swift family, whose old mansion is still remaining. --Miller's History of Doncaster."
"TRUMFLEET, in the township and parish of Kirk Sandal, lower division of Strafforth and Tickhill; 6 miles W. of Thorne, 7 from Doncaster."
- The Monumental inscriptions for those gravestones which still exist at St. Oswald's, Kirk Sandal.
- Transcript of the entry for Kirk Sandal in the "Collections relative to Churches and Chapels".
- The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Parish of Kirk Sandal.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Baines's Directory and Gazetteer, Vol I, West Riding.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Kirk Sandal to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE618075 (Lat/Lon: 53.560489, -1.068489), Kirk Sandal which are provided by:
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- 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 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:
- (SE620063) Edenthorpe
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
- A list of those paying the 1379 Subsidy Rolls (Poll Tax) for this parish.