Barnbrough Yorkshire Family History Guide

Barnbrough is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.

Other places in the parish include: Harlington and Bilham.

Alternative names: Barmbrough, Barnborough, Barnburgh

Riding: West Riding

Parish church: 

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1557
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BARMBROUGH, Barmborough, Barnbrough, or Barnborough, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict, in the district of Doncaster, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands 3¼ miles NNW of Conisborough r. station, and 6 W of Doncaster, and has a post office, of the name of Barmborough, under Doncaster. The parish includes also the hamlet of Harlington. Acres, 1,947. Real property, £3,435. Pop., 462. Houses, 111. The property is much subdivided. Barmborough-Hall is the seat of the Griffiths family; and contains two portraits of Sir Thomas More's family by Holbein. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value, £555. Patron, Southwell Collegiate Church. The church is later English, in tolerable condition; and has interesting monuments of the Cresacres, formerly lords of the manor. One of the monuments is a rude representation of a contest about the middle of the 15th century, between Percival Cresacre and a wild cat, said to have been begun in an adjacent wood, and to have terminated fatally to both combatants in the porch of the church; and another is a rich altar-tomb of the same gentleman. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £34.-The subdistrict contains eleven parishes and two tracts. Acres, 23,953. Pop., 5,860. Houses, 1,254.

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


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