Data from the 'Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum' from the year 1842.

The place: WICKERSLEY.     Church dedication: ST. ALBAN.     Church type: Rectory in charge.

Area, 1,230 acres. Strafforth and Tickhill wapentake, S.D. - Population, 527 ; Church-room, 210 *1; Net value, £343. -This Church was given to the Priory of Worksop, and has ever since continued a Rectory.

Patron, H. Kater, Esq.

Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation at £5. 6s. 8d.; in the King's books at £8. 0s. 2½d., after deducting for Synodals 2s., Procurations 6s. 8d., and pension to the Priory of Worksop 6s. 8d.; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 464, it is stated " Rectory £47. 10s. per annum. Dalton Magna be divided from Rotherham and annexed to this parish."

An Inclosure Act was passed 54th Geo. III.

For the memoirs, inscriptions, and list of Rectors, see Hunter's South Yorkshire.

21st May 1832, faculty to rebuild the Church, except the steeple and chancel, to re-pew it, and erect a gallery.

The glebe house is fit for residence.

The Register books commence in 1567.

Poor's allotment and pew rent. 4a. 1r. of land, and a pew in the Church. Half the rent is paid to the schoolmaster for teaching six poor children, and the other moiety is given to the poor.

George Ridley's and Nicholas Scholey's gifts. £1 per annum in bread, and £1. 5s. per annum among five poor families. -Vide 18th Report, page 646.

Post town: Rotherham.

Torre's MS. page 1155. Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. i. page 248. Nonae Rolls, page 222. Rhodes, page 68. Hunter's South Yorkshire, vol. i. page 276.

*1 In 1818, the return was 270. -313 additional sittings (of which 231 are free) have been procured, towards which the Society made a grant of £200.

From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
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