Wath upon Dearne  West Riding


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

WATH-UPON-DEARNE, a small town, a township, and a sub-district, in Rotherham district, and a parish partly also in Barnsley district, W. R. Yorkshire. The town stands near the Dearne and Dove canal, and near the Midland and the South Yorkshire railways, 6 miles N of Rotherham; occupies a pleasant eminence; and has a post-office‡ under Rotherham, two railway stations, a hotel, a mechanics' institute, and a fair on 24 Nov. ...

The township comprises 1,687 acres. Real property, £40,738; of which £35,043 are in railways, and £60 in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 1,495; in 1861, 1,690. Houses, 353. The manor belongs to Earl Fitzwilliam. W. Hall is the seat of W. A. Earnshaw, Esq.; and Cross House, of W. Cadman, Esq. There are collieries, iron-works, potteries, and quarries.—The sub-district contains also Swinton, Wentworth, and Brampton-Bierlow townships; and comprises 8,697 acres. Pop. in 1851, 6,609; in 1861, 8,468. Houses, 1,719.—The parish includes also Nether Hoyland township, and comprises 10,709 acres. Pop. in 1851, 9,521; in 1861, 13,820. Houses, 2,732. The living is a vicarage, united with Adwick-upon-Dearne in the diocese of York. Value, £315.* Patron, Christchurch, Oxford. The church is ancient but good, and has a tower and spire. There are three Methodist chapels, an endowed school with £30 a year, a subscription school for girls, and charities £254. The p. curacies of Swinton, Kilnhurst, Wentworth, Elsecar, Brampton-Bierlow, Thorpe-Heseley, and Hoyland are separate benefices.

Wath upon Dearne through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Wath upon Dearne, in Rotherham and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 19th May 2024

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