Darfield Yorkshire Family History Guide

Darfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire. 

Other places in the parish include: Wombwell with Hemingfield, Wombwell, Tyers Hill, Mill House, Little Houghton, Heningfield, Great Houghton, Edwardthorpe, and Billingley. 

Riding: West Riding

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1628
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1598

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Presbyterian, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Royston
  • Thurnscoe
  • South Kirkby
  • Felkirk
  • Ardsley
  • Nether Hoyland
  • Bolton upon Dearne
  • Wath upon Dearne
  • Worsborough
  • Monk Bretton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

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 Edwardthorpe 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.

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


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