Darton  West Riding


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

DARTON, a village, a township, and a sub-district in Barnsley district, and a parish partly also in Wortley district, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the river Dearne, near the Wakefield and Barnsley railway, 3¼ miles NW of Barnsley; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Barnsley. ...

The township includes also the hamlets of Blacker, Broadroyd-Head, Carr-Green, Darton-Lane-Head, Mapplewell, Staincross, and Swallow-Hill. Acres, 1, 337. Real property, £7, 492; of which £3, 546 are in mines. Pop., 2, 216. Houses, 431. The parish contains likewise the townships of Barugh and Kexborough. Acres, 4, 206. Real property, £15, 118. Pop., 4, 592. Houses, 910. The property is divided among a few. Coal and stone are worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £197.* Patron, T. W. Beaumont, Esq. The church is good; and there are chapels for Independents, Wesleyans, and New Connexion Methodists, two endowed schools, and charities £180. The vicarage of Gawber is a separate benefice. The sub-district comprises Darton township, and four townships and a chapelry of Roystone. Acres, 11, 170. Pop., 4, 450. Houses, 920.

Darton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd June 2024

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