Bawtry  West Riding


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

BAWTRY, a small town, a chapelry, and a subdistrict in the district of Doncaster, W. R. Yorkshire. The town stands on the verge of the county, on the river Idle, and on the Great Northern railway, 8 miles SE of Doncaster. Part of it is low, and used to be subject to inundation; but part is high, and contains a market-place. ...

It has a station on the railway, a head post office,‡ a banking office, a hotel, a good supply of water, a church, and two dissenting chapels, Independent and Wesleyan. The church is later English; consists of Roche abbey limestone; was built in 1350; and has a tower, added in 1712. A weekly market is held on Thursday; and fairs on Holy Thursday and 22 Nov. An hospital for a priest and certain poor was founded in the neighbourhood about 1316. A farmhouse, a mile distant, occupies the site, and was formed of the materials of a palace of the Archbishops of York, inhabited by Cardinal Wolsey and Archbishop Sandis. Bawtry-Hall is a seat of Lord Houghton. Acres of the town, 244. Real property, £3,514. Pop., 1,011. Houses, 229.—The chapelry includes also the township of Austerfield. Pop., 1,400. Houses, 318. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £500. Patron, Trinity College, Cambridge.-The subdistrict comprises six parishes, and part of three others. Acres, 31,765. Pop., 5,623. Houses, 1,202.

Bawtry through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th April 2024

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