Wales, Yorkshire, England. Geographical and Historical information from 1868.


Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"WALES, a parish in the S. division of Strafforth wapentake, West Riding county York, and a part in the liberty of St. Peter's, 7 miles S. of Rotherham, its post town, 2 W. of Kiverton Park railway station, and 10 S.E. of Sheffield. The village is situated near the Chesterfield and Trent canal, which here passes through a tunnel 2¼ miles in length, and near the river Rother. The parish includes the hamlets of Waleswood, Norwood, and Bedgralve. It is mentioned in Domesday book as Walise, and belonged to Morcar, Earl of Northumberland. There is a colliery. The living is a perpetual cur: in the diocese of York, value £190, in the patronage of the archbishop. The church is dedicated to St. Peter or St. John. The parochial charities produce about £9 per annum. S. L. Fox, Esq., is lord of the manor."

"BEDGRALVE, a hamlet in the parish of Wales, wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, in the West Riding of the county of York, 2 miles to the S. of Rotherham."

"NORWOOD, a hamlet in the parish of Wales, wapentake of South Strafforth, West Riding county York, 7 miles S. by W. of Rotherham, and 3 E. by S. of Sheffield. It is situated near the river Rother and Chesterfield canal."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
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