In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Burghwallis like this:
BURGH-WALLIS, a township and a parish in Doucaster district, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the Roman road to York, adjacent to the Dutch river, 1¾ mile SW of Askerne r. station, and 7 NNW of Doncaster; and it includes parts of the hamlets of Robin Hood's Well and Haywood. Pop., 226. Houses, 39. The parish includes also part of the township of Sutton; and its Post Town is Askerne, under Doncaster. Acres, 1,700. Real property, exclusive of the part of Sutton, £2,555. Pop., 237. Houses, 42. The property is divided among a few. Burgh-Wallis House belonged formerly to the Anns; but belongs now to M. Tasburgh, Esq.; and the ancient mansion has given place to a modern one. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value, £275.* Patron, M. Tasburgh, Esq. The church contains some old monuments, and is fair.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Burghwallis, in Doncaster and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 20th October 2014
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