Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for ROSSINGTON

ROSSINGTON, a village and a parish in Doncaster district, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands adjacent to the river Torne and to the Great Northern railway, 3¾ miles N W by N of Bawtry; and has a station on the railway . The parish comprises 3,009 acres. Post-town, Doncaster. Real property, £3,095. Pop., 400. Houses, 75. The manor belonged to the Fossards and the Mauleys; passed to the Crown; was given, by Henry VII., to the corporation of Doncaster; was purchased in 1838 by the late James Brown, Esq.; and, with R. Hall, belongs now to James Brown, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value, £659.* Patron, J. Brown, Esq. The church, excepting the tower, was re-built in 1844; and is in the early English style. The churchyard contains the grave ofBosvile, king of thegipsies, who died in 1708. There is a slightly endowednational school.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Rossington AP/CP       Doncaster RegD/PLU       Yorkshire AncC
Place: Rossington

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