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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"TANKERSLEY, a parish-town, in the wapentake of Staincross, liberty of Pontefract; 5 miles S. of Barnsley, 6½ from Rotherham, 7 from Penistone, 43 from York. Pop. 625. The Church, is a rectory, dedicated to St. Peter (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of Doncaster, value, £26. 0s. 2½d. Patron, Earl Fitzwilliam."

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

  • Birdwell
  • Bromley
  • Conduit House
  • Finkle Street
  • Hermit Hill
  • Howbrook
  • Northorpe
  • Pilley
  • Twigenbury
  • Wharncliffe Lodge
  • Wortley
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]



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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:
    • (SK341993) Upper Tankersley