Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for ASTON-WITH-AUGHTON

ASTON-WITH-AUGHTON, a township and a parish in Rotherham district, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies near the river Rother, 2 miles SSW of Beighton r. station, and 5 E of Rotherham; and has a post office, of the name of Aston, under Rotherham. Real property, £7,105,-of which £2,002 are in mines. Pop., 995. Houses, 195. The parish includes also part of the township of Ulley. Acres, 2,915. Real property, with the rest of Ulley, £8,569. Pop., 1,032. Houses,-203. The property is sub-divided. The manor belonged formerly to the D'Arcys, and belongs now to the Duke of Leeds. A. Hall is the seat of T. Tillotson, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value, £760.* Patron, the Duke of Leeds. The church is ancient, and contains a monument to Lord D'Arcy and his three wives, a splendid screen, and a Norman font. There are Methodist chapels, national schools, and charities £37. The Rev. William Mason, the editor of Gray's poems and the author of "Isis" and other poems of his own, was rector.

(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: Aston Cum Aughton AP/CP       Rotherham RegD/PLU       Yorkshire AncC
Place: Aston

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