Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for FINNINGLEY

FINNINGLEY, a township and a parish in Doncaster district, and in Notts and W. R. Yorkshire. The township is all in Notts; lies on the Doncaster and Gainsborough railway, 4½ miles N by E of Bawtry; and has a station on the railway. Acres, 2, 360. Real property, £2, 406. Pop., 434. Houses, 94. The parish contains also the township of Blaxton, in W. R. Yorkshire, and the township of Awkley, partly in W. R. Yorkshire, and partly in Notts; and its post town is Cantley, under Doncaster. Acres, 5, 970. Real property, £5, 812. Pop., 896. Houses, 195. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to the Frobishers; one of whom was the arctic explorer, Martin Frobisher. Finningley Park is the seat of J. Harvey, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £600.* Patron, J. Harvey, Esq. The church has a pinnacled tower, and is pretty good. There are three Wesleyan chapels and two national schools.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a township and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Finningley CP/AP/Tn       Doncaster RegD/PLU       Nottinghamshire AncC       Yorkshire AncC
Place: Finningley

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