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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"RAWMARSH, a parish-town, in the upper-division of Strafforth and Tickhill; 2 miles N. of Rotherham, 8 from Sheffield, 10 from Barnsley, 46 from York. Pop. 1,259. The Church is a rectory, dedicated to St. Lawrence, in the deanry of Doncaster, value, £8. 7s. 3½d. Patron, the Lord Chancellor.

Here is a small Charity School, founded early in 1600, by one Thomas Wilson, and Edward Goodwin."

"KILNHURST, in the townships of Swinton and Rawmarsh, and parish of Rawmarsh, upper-division of Strafforth and Tickhill; (Kilnhurst Hall, the seat of William Turner, Esq.) 5 miles NE. of Rotherham, 8 from Barnsley.

Here are six Alms or Hospital Houses, value, each, £3. 6s. 8d. per annum."

"LANE HEAD, a farm-house in township and parish of Rawmarsh; 3 miles from Rotherham, 9 from Sheffield."

"PARKGATE, a single house in the parish of Rawmarsh; 1 mile S. of Rawmarsh."

"ROSE HILL, (the seat of Robert Leighton, Esq.) in the township and parish of Rawmarsh; 3 miles from Rotherham."

"ROUNDWOOD, a farm-house in the township and parish of Rawmarsh; 2½ miles N. of Rotherham."

"RYECROFT, a farm-house in the township and parish of Rawmarsh; 3 miles N. of Rotherham."

"STUBBING, (or Stubbin) a farm-house in the township and parish of Rawmarsh; 3½ miles N. of Rotherham."

"UPPER HAUGH, in the township and parish of Rawmarsh, upper division of Strafforth and Tickhill; 3 miles N. of Rotherham, 9 from Sheffield and Barnsley."

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]

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Memorial Inscriptions

  • The 1914-18 and 1939-45 War Memorial near St. Mary's Church, Rawmarsh

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:
    • (SE955436) Parkgate