Maltby  West Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Maltby like this:

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.

Maltby through time

Maltby is now part of Rotherham district. Click here for graphs and data of how Rotherham has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Maltby itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Maltby, in Rotherham and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 16th January 2021

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