Hoyland Nether  West Riding


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

HOYLAND (NETHER), a village, a township, and a chapelry in Wath-upon-Dearne parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands 1 mile E of the South Yorkshire railway, and 5 SE by S of Barnsley; is a large place; and has a station, jointly with Birdwell, on the railway, and a post office, ‡ of the name of Hoyland, under Barnsley. ...

The township contains also the hamlets of Broadcar, Hoyland-Lane-End, Upper Hoyland, and Stubbin, and part of the village of Elsecar. Acres, 2, 012. Real property, £21, 978; of which £11, 550 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 2, 912; in 1861, 5, 352. Houses, 1, 013. The increase of pop. arose from increase of employment in collieries, brickyards, iron foundries, and rolling mills. The extensive iron works, called the Milton and Elsecar furnaces, are here. The manor, and much of the land, belong to Earl Fitzwilliam. The chapelry excludes a part of the township, which is within Elsecar chapelry. Pop., 3, 645. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of York. Value, £400.* Patron, Earl Fitzwilliam. The church was rebuilt in 1830; is in the pointed style; and consists of nave and chancel, with tower and lofty spire. There are five dissenting chapels, a mechanics' institution, a national school, and charities £7.

Hoyland Nether through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th May 2024

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