Hooton Roberts  West Riding


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

HOOTON-ROBERTS, a village and a parish in Rotherham district, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands 2¼ miles S by E of Mexborough r. station, and 4½ NE of Rotherham; and has a post office under Rotherham. The parish comprises 1, 048 acres. Real property, £1, 306; of which £72 are in quarries. ...

Pop., 241. Houses, 43. The land all belongs to Earl Fitzwilliam. A seat of the Earl of Strafford, who suffered decapitation in the time of Charles I., was here; and was inhabited by his Countess several years after his. death. Limestone and freestone abound. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value, £340. * Patron, Earl Fitzwilliam. The church is later English, in very good condition; and has a fine Norman arch, a square tower, and a very ancient font.

Hooton Roberts through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th October 2021

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