Darfield  West Riding


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

DARFIELD, a village, a township, and a sub-district, in Barnsley district, and a parish partly also in Hemsworth district, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the slope of a hill at the river Dearne, near the Dearne and Dove canal, and the North Midland railway, 5 miles ESE of Barnsley; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Barnsley. ...

The township includes also the village of Mill House, and the hamlets of Ed wardthorpe and Tyers-Hill. Acres, 1,862. Real property, £5, 137. Pop., 746. Houses, 163. The parish contains likewise the townships of Billingley, Wombwell, Worsbrough, Ardsley, Great Houghton, and Little Houghton. Acres, 13, 367. Real property, £76, 701; of which £40, 111 are in mines, £460 in quarries, and £960 in gas-works. Pop., 12, 231. Houses, 2, 393. The property is much subdivided. Weaving, iron-working, and other branches of industry are carried on. The living is two-fold, a rectory and a vicarage, in the diocese of York. Value of the rectory, £1, 500;* of the vicarage, £220.* Patron of the r., the Rev. Henry Cooke; of the v., Trinity College, Cambridge. The church is early English, restored in 1849. The vicarages of St. Thomas and Ardsley, the rectory of Wombwell, and the p. curacy of Worsbrough are separate benefices. Value of St. T., £113. There are nine dissenting chapels, six public schools, four alms-houses, and other charities £71.—The sub-district contains three townships of Darfield, and one of Wath-upon-Dearne. Acres, 8, 292. Pop., 10, 028. Houses, 1,875.

Darfield through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th May 2024

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