Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for ANSTON

ANSTON, a township, a parish, and a subdistrict, in the district of Worksop, and W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the Chesterfield canal, about 1 mile N of Kiveton Park r. station, and 10 ESE of Sheffield; is divided into North and South Auston; and has a post office, of the name of South Auston, under Rotherham. Pop., 1,126. Houses, 237.—The parish is called Anston cum-Membris; and includes also the township of Woodsetts. Acres, 4,490. Real property, exclusive of Woodsetts, £4,820. Pop., 1,290. Houses, 279. The property is divided among a few. Nail-making and starch making are carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £280. Patron, the Archbishop of York. The church is good. The subdistrict comprises seven parishes. Acres, 16,580. Pop., 3,222. Houses, 679.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a township, a parish, and a subdistrict"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Anston SubD       Yorkshire AncC
Place: Anston

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