Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for MALTBY

MALTBY, a village, a township, a parish, and a subdistrict in Rotherham district, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the upper part of the river Ryton, 6 miles E of Rotherham town and r. station; and has a post office under Rotherham, and an ancient stone cross. The township includes also the greater portion of the parish. Real property, £5,475; of which £90 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851,815; in 1861,774. Houses, 169. The parish contains likewise the township of Hooton-Levett, and comprises 4,517 acres. Real property, £6,298. Pop. in 1851,924; in 1861,858. Houses, 189 The property is much subdivided. The manor, with Sandbeck Hall, belongs to the Earl of Scarborough. The Hall is a large stone edifice; was built about the middle of last century; and stands in a finely wooded park of 350 acres. Roche abbey, at the W extremity of the park, was founded about 1147, by Richard de Boulli and Richard Fitz-Turgis; was given, at the dissolution, to William Ranesden and Thomas Vavasour; belonged to Cistertians, who here were called Monachi de Rupe, probably from a fragment of rock which the founders discovered here, and imagined to resemble the figure of Christ on the cross; and has left beautiful, but not extensive remains, consisting chiefly of the entrance-gate, the church transept, and the piers of the church-tower. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Valne, £150.* Patron, the Earl of Scarborough. The church, excepting the tower, was rebuilt in 1859; is in plain decorated English style; and comprises nave, N and S aisles, transept, and chancel, with a vestry. There are a chapel for Wesleyans, an endowed school with £1 5 a year, and charities £10.—The sub-district contains also two other parishes, an parts of three others. Acres, 12,888. Pop., 2,588. Houses, 554.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village, a township, a parish, and a subdistrict"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Maltby CP/AP       Maltby SubD       Rotherham PLU/RegD       Yorkshire AncC
Place: Maltby

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