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Data from the 'Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum' from the year 1842.

The place: KIRK SANDAL.     Church dedication: SAINT OSWALD.     Church type: Discharged Rectory.

Area, 990 acres. Strafforth and Tickhill wapentake, S.D. -Population, 200; Church-room, 120 *2; Net value, £393. -This Church was given by William, Earl Warren, to the Priory of Lewes, to which it was appropriated, but always remained a Rectory.

The Lord Chancellor is the present patron, but the Crown did not present before 1632.

Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation, at £8; in the King's books, at £9. 0s. 1d. Synodals, 4s.; Procurations, 6s. 8d.; Pension to the Priory of Lewes, 6s. 8d. In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 497, it is stated : " Rectory, £60 per annum. We think fit to annex Long Sandall, in the parish of Doncaster, and distant from that Church two miles, to Kirk Sandall, being within a quarter of a mile of that Church."

" A Rectory, worth between £40 and £50 per annum." Signed, " Thos. Bosvile, Rect." -Notitia Parochialis, No. 1,267.

A Chantry is named in the Valor Ecc. For the inscriptions and list of Rectors, see Hunter's South Yorkshire.

An Inclosure Act was passed 46th Geo. III.

The glebe house is unfit for residence, being " very small, damp, and subject to the overflowing of the river."

The Register books commence in 1679.

The Free School, founded by the will of Robert Wood, dated 23rd August 1626. Endowment, 32a. 3r. 16p. The premises, which were partly in the occupation of the master, were, at the time of the Report, of the yearly value of £60. The school was formerly conducted as a Latin school ; but in consequence of little demand for that branch of learning, it had for some years previous to the Report been carried on as a school for the instruction of the children of the inhabitants of the parish in reading, writing, and arithmetic, the children of the poorer class being taught gratuitously. -Vide 17th Report, page 795.

Post town: Doncaster.

Torre's MS., page 885. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i, page 219. Nonae Roll, page 219. Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. i. page 198.

*1 Or Sandall Parva.

*2 In 1818, the Church-room was returned at 153.

From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
OCR and changes for Web page presentation
by Colin Hinson. © 2013.