High Melton  West Riding


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

MELTON (HIGH), is a parish in Doncaster district, W. R. Yorkshire; 2 miles N of Conisbrough r. station, and 4½ WSW of Doncaster. Post town, Doncaster. Acres, 1,464. Real property, £1,482. Pop., 109. Houses, 22. The property belongs to A. F. W. Montagu, Esq. Melton Hall is Mr. M.'s seat; contains fine paintings of the Fountaynes, the Wilsons, and the Montagus; commands an extensive prospect; and is situated in a well-wooded p ark. ...

The Cliff commands a very extensive and charming view, including Rotherham and Sheffield. The livin g is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £97. Patron, A. F. W. Montagn, Esq. The church is ancient and of different periods, from Norman downward; consists of nave, S aisle, and chancel, with a tower; and contains monuments of the Fountaynes and the Wilsons.

High Melton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st May 2024

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