Balby  West Riding


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

BALBY-WITH-HEXTHORPE, a township-chapelry in Doncaster parish, W. R. Yorkshire; on the river Don 2 miles SW of Doncaster r. station. It has a post office under Doncaster. Acres, 1,567. Real property, £4,844 Pop., 1,058. Houses, 241. Tanning, brickmaking, and sand-digging are largely carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £150. Patron, the Rev. R. J. Banks. The church was built in 1847. There are a Wesleyan chapel of 1868, a P. Methodist chapel, and a national school. The Quakers, under George Fox held their first meetings here.

Balby through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd May 2024

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