Havercroft, with Cold Hiendley

HAVERCROFT, with Cold Hiendley, a township, in the parish of Felkirk, wapentake of Staincross, W. riding of York, 6¼ miles (N. E. by N.) from Barnsley; containing 141 inhabitants, of whom 94 are in Havercroft. The township comprises 1334 acres, of which 926 are in the manor of Havercroft, and 408 in Cold Hiendley. It includes a portion of the reservoir of the Barnsley canal, which passes through; the reservoir is situated in a deep valley, and covers about 120 acres. The village of Havercroft is on an eminence, commanding some extensive prospects. The substratum abounds with freestone, which is extensively quarried. Tithe rent-charges have been awarded, of which £19. 14. are payable to the vicar, and £174. 2. 10. to the Archbishop of York.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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