New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 73
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and township in the wapentake of Straf-
forth and Tickhill,
8 miles S.W. from
Tickhill; inhabitants, 189; a rectory,
value 4/.; patron, the King. Din-
nington Hall is the seat of John Mid-
dleton, Esq.

Dinsdale Over, N. R. (2) a town-
ship in the parish of Sockburn, in the
county of Durham, but in the wapen-
take of Allertonshire, 5 miles W. from
Yarm; inhabitants,
66; a small Village
seated on the river Tees.

Dirt Car, W. R. (8) a hamlet in
the township of Crigglestone, parish of
Sandal Magna, wapentake of Agbrigg,
4 miles S. from Wakefield.

Dishforth, N. R. (5) a township
in the parish of Topcliffe, wapentake of
Hallikeld, 4 miles N. from Borough-
bridge ; inhabitants, 340; a chapelry
to Topcliffe.

Dobcross, W. R. (7) a hamlet in
the township of Quick, parish of Roch-
dale, Lancashire, wapentake of Ag-
brigg, 12 miles S. W. from Hudders-
field ; a chapelry to Rochdale. This is
a considerable village, in which are two
banks, a stamp office, and a post office.

Doctor Houses, W. R. (7) a
hamlet in the township of Quick, pa-
rish of Rochdale, Lancashire, wapen-
take of Agbrigg, 1 mile S. W. from

Dodworth, W. R. (8) a township
in the parish of Silkstone, wapentake
of Staincross, 2 miles W. from Barns-
ley; inhabitants, 1227.

Dodworth Bottoms, W. R. (8)
a hamlet in the preceding township.

Doe Park Hall, N.R. (1). See

Dog Park, W. R. (4) a small ham-
let in the township of Askwith, parish
of Weston, wapentake of Claro, 11 miles
N. E. from Bingley.

Dolebank, W. R. (5) a small ham-
let in the township of Bishop Thornton,
parish of Ripon, wapentake of Claro, 3
miles N. from Ripley,

Don, or Dune, W. R. (8) a river,

' which takes its rise in the parish of
Penistone, on the borders of Cheshire;
it then flows in a south-easterly direc-
tion past Wortley to Sheffield, where
making a bend, it runs to the north-
east to Rotherham, whence gliding along
through a narrow, but picturesque val-
ley, by Conisbrough and Doncaster, it
enters a flat country, and continues its
course to Thorne, where turning to the
north it joins, at Cowick, Vermui-
den’s canal, commonly called the Dutch
river, and afterwards falls into the Ouse
at the village of Goole. The Don is
navigable from its mouth to Tinsley, 2
miles W. from Rotherham.

Doncaster, W. R. (8) a parish,
township, and market town, in the wa-
pentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, 7
miles N. from Tickhill, 37 S. from
York, 162 from London; inhabitants,
8544 ; a vicarage, value 32/. 19s.
patron, the Archbishop of York; mar-
ket, Saturday; fairs, April 5, and Au-
gust 5. Here is a free grammar school,
and the boys assemble in the ground-
floor of the town hall; and here also is
an hospital, for six poor housekeepers;
founded by Mr. Thomas Ellis, in the
30th year of Queen Elizabeth. Don-
caster does not return members to
Parliament, but it has a wealthy Cor-
poration, possessing a revenue of 7000/.
per annum, which is liberally expended
for the benefit of the inhabitants: this
corporation consists of a mayor, re-
corder, 12 aldermen, and 24 common
councilmen. The town is pleasantly
situated on the south bank of the river
Don, and is, doubtless, one of the most
agreeable places of residence in Eng-
land ; it is well built, and the approach
from Bawtry even magnificent: it was
the Roman station of Dunum. The
church is very ancient and spacious; its
tower, 141 feet in height, is of later date,
probably of the age of Henry VI. and is
an extremely imposing object. In the
church is an ancient Saxon font, but
the date is obliterated: an inscription


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