Tickhill  West Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Tickhill like this:

TICKHILL, a small town, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in Doncaster district, W. R. Yorkshire. The town stands in a valley, 4¼ miles W of Bawtry r. station; was anciently called Dadesley; took its present name from a castle founded by Roger de Busli, and called Th'wick hill, signifying "the fortified hill;" consists of three streets in nearly cruciform alignment; and has a post-office‡ under Rotherham, a market-cross of 1776, a fine church of the time of Richard II., Independent and Wesleyan chapels, remains of an Augustinian priory and of an ancient hospital, a national school, alms houses with £48 a year, other charities £28, and a fair on the second Friday of Oct. ...

The castle was the seat of an extensive baronial liberty; passed to John of Gaunt; was garrisoned for Charles I.; suffered partial demolition by the parliamentarians; and is now represented by considerable remains, adjoined to a picturesque modern mansion.-The township extends into the country; and contains an ancient Tudor house, called The Friars. Real property, £11,392. Pop., 1,915. Houses, 468.—The parish includes also Stancill township, and comprises 6,514 acres. Pop., 1,980. Houses, 477. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £281.* Patron, G. S. Foljambe, Esq.—The sub-district contains 7 parishes, 3 parts, and an extra-parochial tract. Acres, 25,763. Pop., 6,950. Houses, 1,566.

Tickhill through time

Tickhill is now part of Doncaster district. Click here for graphs and data of how Doncaster has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Tickhill itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Tickhill, in Doncaster and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th October 2021

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