Wales  West Riding


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

WALES, a parish, with a village and three hamlets, in the district of Worksop and W. R. Yorkshire; on the Chesterfield canal, 2 miles W of Kiveton-Park r. station, and 7 SSE of Rotherham. It has a post-office under Rotherham. Acres, 1,950. Real property, £2,037; of which £300 are in mines. Pop., 305. Houses, 59. The manor belongs to S. L. Fox, Esq. The canal here traverses a tunnel 2¼ miles long. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of York. Value, £240. Patron, the Archbishop of York. The church is chiefly Norman and all good. Charities, £9.

Wales through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 03rd December 2021

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