The Ancient Parish of WARMFIELD
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"WARMFIELD, a parish-town, in Agbrigg-division of Agbrigg and Morley, liberty of Pontefract; 4 miles E. of Wakefield, 5 from Pontefract, 25 from York. Pop. including Heath, 741, which being united, form a township. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to St. Peter, in the deanry of Pontefract, value, £5. 4s. 2d. Patrons, Nine Trustees of the Rev. Barnabas Oley.
Here is a School, founded and endowed by Dame Mary Bowlse, of Heath Halt, in 1660, for educating and apprenticing children. And an Hospital for seven men and a matron, to be chosen from the parishes of Warmfield and Normanton, alternately, founded and endowed by John Freston, in 1591: and another Hospital for four old widows, founded by Mr. Oles Sagar, about 1558."
"AGBRIGG, a hamlet (which gives name to the division) in the township and parish of Warmfield; 1¼ mile SE. of Wakefield."
"HEATH, in the township of Warmfield with Heath, and parish of Warmfield, Agbrigg-division of Agbrigg and Morley, liberty of Pontefract; (the seats of John Henry Smyth, and William Smithson, Esqrs.) 2 miles E. of Wakefield, 10 from Barnsley. Pop. included in Warmfield. Heath Hall is occupied by Nuns of the order of St. Benedict."
"KIRKTHORPE, a hamlet in the township and parish of Warmfield, liberty of Pontefract; (the residence of the Rev. James Drake) 3 miles E. of Wakefield, 11 from Barnsley. This forms a part of the vicarage of Warmfield, being styled Warmfield with Kirkthorpe. --Bacon."
"SHARLSTON, in the parish of Warmfield, Agbrigg-division of Agbrigg and Morley, liberty of Pontefract; (the seat of Richard Atkins, Esq.) 4½ miles from Wakefield, 5 ESE. of Pontefract. Pop. 235."
- Transcript of the entry for Warmfield in the "Collections relative to Churches and Chapels".
- The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Parish of Warmfield.
- There is further information about this parish from the Pigot's 1834 Directory, Yorkshire section.
- There is further information about this parish from the National Gazetteer 1868, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Stephen Whatley's Gazetteer 1750, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the White's General and Commercial Directory, of Wakefield, Horbury, Alverthorpe, Sandal Magna, Stanley and Normanton - 1887
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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE376208 (Lat/Lon: 53.682313, -1.432204), Warmfield which are provided by:
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- 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:
- (SE373214) Goosehill
- (SE374202) New Sharlston
- (SE388194) Sharlston Common
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
- A list of those paying the 1379 Subsidy Rolls (Poll Tax) for this parish.