Hoyland, High (All Saints)

HOYLAND, HIGH (All Saints), a parish, in the wapentake of Staincross, W. riding of York, 8 miles (S. S. W.) from Wakefield; containing, with the township of West Clayton, and part of the township of Cumberworth, 2757 inhabitants, of whom 272 are in the township of High Hoyland. This parish, which is the property of T. Wentworth Beaumont, Esq., comprises by admeasurement 2360 acres, whereof about 300 are woodland and plantations, and the remainder arable and pasture in nearly equal portions; several hundred acres are in Bretton Park. Coal of very fine quality is wrought. The village is situated on the brow of a lofty range of hills, commanding most extensive and richly diversified prospects. The living is a discharged rectory, formerly in medieties, but now united, valued in the king's books at £10. 6. 8., and in the gift of Mr. Beaumont: the glebe contains 100 acres, with a good house. The church is a neat edifice, with a handsome tower, and forms an excellent landmark, being seen at the distance of several miles. A district church has been erected at Scisset. A national school is supported, partly by an endowment of £20 per annum.

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

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