Hodsock

HODSOCK, a lordship, in the parish of Blyth, union of Worksop, Hatfield division of the wapentake of Bassetlaw, N. division of the county of Nottingham, 2 miles (S. W.) from Blyth; containing 225 inhabitants. This lordship, which includes the hamlet of Goldthorpe, extends westward from Blyth to the borders of Yorkshire, and comprises 4104a. 3r. 2p. of fertile land: it is intersected by the road from Worksop to Tickhill. Goldthorpe forms the north-west part of the lordship. Hodsock Priory, a beautiful seat standing in a picturesque vale, was formerly called Hodsock Hall, and was defended by a moat, and a large tower gateway, still perfect, and in part covered with ivy: having been partly rebuilt and new fronted in the monastic style, the house took its present name. Hodsock Park contains about 250 acres of land, with a commodious residence, to which is attached a private Roman Catholic chapel.

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

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