Bawtry Yorkshire Family History Guide

Bawtry is a chapelry of Blyth Ancient Parish in Yorkshire. 

Alternative names: Bowtry

Riding: West Riding

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1627

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BAWTRY, a small town, a chapelry, and a subdistrict in the district of Doncaster, W. R. Yorkshire. The town stands on the verge of the county, on the river Idle, and on the Great Northern railway, 8 miles SE of Doncaster. Part of it is low, and used to be subject to inundation; but part is high, and contains a market-place. It has a station on the railway, a head post office, a banking office, a hotel, a good supply of water, a church, and two dissenting chapels, Independent and Wesleyan. The church is later English; consists of Roche abbey limestone; was built in 1350; and has a tower, added in 1712. A weekly market is held on Thursday; and fairs on Holy Thursday and 22 Nov. An hospital for a priest and certain poor was founded in the neighbourhood about 1316. A farmhouse, a mile distant, occupies the site, and was formed of the materials of a palace of the Archbishops of York, inhabited by Cardinal Wolsey and Archbishop Sandis. Bawtry-Hall is a seat of Lord Houghton. Acres of the town, 244. Real property, £3,514. Pop., 1,011. Houses, 229. The chapelry includes also the township of Austerfield. Pop., 1,400. Houses, 318. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £500. Patron, Trinity College, Cambridge. The subdistrict comprises six parishes, and part of three others. Acres, 31,765. Pop., 5,623. Houses, 1,202.

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: Court of the Archdeaconry of Nottingham
Diocese: York
Rural Deanery: Retford
Poor Law Union: Doncaster
Hundred: Strafforth and Tickhill
Province: York