Adwick Le Street W.R Yorkshire Family History Guide

Adwick le Street is an Ancient Parish in the West Riding of the county of Yorkshire.

Other places in the parish include: Hampole.

Parish church: St Laurence

Parish registers begin: 1547

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Adwick le Street

  • South Kirkby
  • Hooton Pagnell
  • Skelbrooke
  • Arksey
  • Doncaster St George
  • Brodsworth
  • Owston

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Adwick-le-Street, a township and a parish in an Doncaster district, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies an on Ermine-street and near the West Riding and Grimsby railway, 4 miles N W of Doncaster; and has a r. station. Acres, 1,614. Pop., 280. Houses, 61. The parish includes also the township of Hampole. Post Town, Doncaster. Acres, 3,034. Real property, £2,987. Pop., 440. Houses, 95. The manor belongs to S. A. Thellusson, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value, £450. Patron, J. Fullerton, Esq. The church is good; and there are two Wesleyan chapels, an endowed school with £10 a year, and charities £19.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Adwick le Street Methodist Church, Fern Bank Mill Lane, Adwick le Street.
Adwick le Street Methodist Church, Fern Bank Mill Lane, Adwick le Street. The copyright on this image is owned by Bill Henderson and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Adwick-le-Street. 4 miles N.W. Doncaster. P. 554

Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Adwick-Le-Street, a parish in the wapentake of Tickhill, union of Doncaster; 4 miles north-west of Doncaster, on the post-road to Pontefract, comprising the townships of Adwick-le- Street, Hamphall, and Stubbs. Living, a rectory in the archd. and dio. of York; rated at £4 13s. 4d.; gross income £364. Patron, in 1835, J. Fullerton, Esq. The adjunct to the name of this place is derived from its situation on a Roman road. There are two National schools here. The sum of £16 10s. is annually given for the education of ten poor children of this parish, by the bequest of the Rev. W. Hedges in 1811. Pop. of the township, in 1831, 382. Houses 79. Pop. of the parish in 1801, 284; in 1831, 536. Houses 101. Acres 2,950. A. P. £4,456. Poor rates, in 1837, £84.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.


Adwick-Le-Street Baines History Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York 1822

Adwick-Le-Street, (P.) in the wap. of Strafforth and Tickhill, and liberty of Tickhill; 4 miles NW. of Doncaster. The church is a very ancient building, of which the Rev. Leonard Jasper Hobson is incumbent. Population, 346.

Clark William, parish clerk

Hobson William, miller

Ibbotson Richard, surgeon

Littlewood John, gentleman

Pulley George, vict. Swan

Rimington Henry, gentleman

Roberts John, wheelwright

Simpson Ann, ladies’ boarding and day school

Sorby Joseph, gentleman

Watterton Rt. Esq. Woodland hall

Wild Thomas, vict. Plough

Workman Wm. chief constable

Source: History, Directory & Gazetteer of the County of York by Edward Baines. Printed and Published by Edward Baines, at the Leeds Mercury office; and sold by Hurst and Robinson, 90, Cheapside, London, and all other booksellers. 1822.

Parish Records

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  • County: Yorkshire
  • Civil Registration District: Doncaster
  • Probate Court: Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
  • Diocese: York
  • Rural Deanery: Doncaster
  • Poor Law Union: Doncaster
  • Hundred: Strafforth and Tickhill
  • Province: York