Arksey Yorkshire Family History Guide

Arksey is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire. 

Other places in the parish include: Doncaster Bridgend, Doncaster-Bridge-End, Bodles, Almholme, Stockbridge, Shaftholms, Shaftholme, and Scawthorpe. 

Alternative names: Bentley with Arksey

Riding: West Riding

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Spotbrough
  • Kirk Sandall
  • Barnby upon Don
  • Adwick le Street
  • Doncaster St George
  • Brodsworth
  • Owston

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ARKSEY, or Bentley-with-Arksey, a parish in Doncaster district, W. R. Yorkshire; on the Great Northern railway and the river Don, 2 miles N of Doncaster. It has a station on the railway; it includes the hamlets of Almholme, Bodles, Doncaster-Bridgend, Scawthorpe, Shaftholme, and Stockbridge; and it has a post office, of the name of Bentley., under Doncaster. Acres, 5,220. Rated property, £8,899. Pop., 1,099. Houses, 260. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £113. Patron, Sir W. R.Cooke, Bart. The church is ancient. There are two Methodist chapels, a free school, 12 alms-houses, and other charities £160.

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

Administration

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