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Wath Upon Dearne

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The Ancient Parish of WATH UPON DEARNE

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"WATH UPON DEARNE, a parish-town, in the upper division of Strafforth and Tickhill, liberty of Tickhill; 6 miles N. of Rotherham, 9 from Doncaster, 11 from Sheffield, 45 from York. Pop. 1,001. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to All-Saints (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of Doncaster, value, ~£15. 10s. 2½d. Patrons, the Dean and Cannons of Christ Church, Oxford.

Here is a National School, founded by the Trustees of Mrs. Ellis's charity, in 1819."

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

  • Abdy
  • Barrow
  • Birdwell Flatt
  • Brampton
  • Coaley Lane
  • Cortworth
  • Elsecar
  • Harley
  • Hoober Hall
  • Hoober Stand
  • Hoyland
  • Hoyland Common
  • Lower Blacker
  • Middle Blacker
  • Milton Furnace
  • Newhill
  • Over Blacker
  • Platt's Common
  • Rainbrow Park
  • Royds
  • Skiers Hall
  • Spital
  • Stead
  • Street Farm
  • Swinton
  • Thorpe Hesley
  • Tingle Bridge
  • Upper Hoyland
  • Wentworth
  • Wentworth House
  • West Melton
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]








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Monumental Inscriptions

  • See "Cemeteries" above.

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:
    • (SK365977) Hood Hill