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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"SILKSTONE, a parish-town, in the wapentake of Staincross, liberty of Pontefract; 4 miles from Barnsley and Penistone, 10½ from Wakefield, 39 from York. Pop. 807. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to All-Saints (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of Doncaster, value, p.r. £17. 13s. 4d. Patron, the Archbishop of York."

Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.

  • Barnby
  • Barnsley
  • Berry Moor
  • Bretton Park
  • Cannon Hall
  • Cat Hill
  • Champany Hill
  • Coit Hill
  • Crane Moor
  • Dodworth
  • Dodworth Bottom
  • Eastfield
  • Elmhirst
  • Fall Head
  • Falthwaite
  • Field Head
  • Furnace
  • Guyder Bottom
  • Highfield
  • Hood Green
  • Hoyland Swaine
  • Huthwaite
  • Keresforth Hill
  • Noblethorpe
  • Norcrofts
  • Old Barnsley
  • Pogmoor
  • Sim Hill
  • Stainbrough
  • Storrs
  • Thurgoland
  • Toad Hole
  • Toad Hole Hill
  • Wentworth Castle
  • West Bretton
  • West Thorpe
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]




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Land and Property

  • Here is a transcription of a Land Deed from the year 1653, transcribed from a document in Barnsley Archives, by the Barnsley Archive Project Group.

Memorial Inscriptions


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:
    • (SE338032) Gilroyd
    • (SK281994) Green Moor
    • (SE272055) Hill Top
    • (SE280047) Kine Moor
    • (SE337056) Kingstone
    • (SE299041) Moor End
    • (SE199082) Park Head
    • (SE335060) Shaw Lands
    • (SE294045) Silkstone Common