Scope and Content

Comprising: Registration: Registers of Baptism 1574-1951, Registers of Marriages 1574-1963, Registers of Burials 1574-1950, Registers of Banns 1824-1971, Registers of Services 1892-1972, Register of church briefs 1804-1815; Incumbent 1824-1901; churchwardens: accounts 1705-1924, terriers (4) 1778-1902, abstract of title to the rectory and advowson 1552-1827, fabric 1821-1919 and other records 1868-1920; vestry minutes 1820-1930; PCC minutes 1920-1959, parochial statistics 1892-1901, 1920 and other records 1897-1977; Township: meetings and churchwardens'; etc accounts 1728-1839; valuation 1853; Overseers of the poor, accounts 1703-1780, 1809-1850, poor rate assessment 1810-1865, apprenticeship 1735-1836, bastardy (few) 1760-1842, removal 1708-1845, settlement 1708-1846, other records of overseers 1823-1844; Constable: accounts 1703-1842 and other papers 1842-1845; Highway surveyors: accounts 1771, 1774, 1839-1859; Collector of assessed taxes 1825, 1828 and miscellaneous taxation records 1819-1844; Charities: Young Amicable Society 1836-1912, Wadworth reading room 1878-1925 and other charities 1832-1919; Schools: Wadworth National School accounts 1839-1919 and other records 1816-1921, including annual reports of the county council inspectors 1903-1920; Enclosure award and map for Wadworth 1767; Other records 1781-1977 including ledger of Thomas Green 1781-1810, wheelwright; account books for coronation celebrations 1902, 1911;


The collection is divided into ten series as follows:

P21/1: Registration, Church Services, and Worship

P21/2: Incumbent

P21/3: Churchwardens

P21/4: Vestry and Parochial Church Council

P21/5: Bell Ringers

P21/6: Township

P21/7: Charities

P21/8: Wadworth National Schools

P21/9: Statutory Deposits

P21/10: Miscellaneous

Access Information


Private (Church of England)

Access will be granted to any accredited member of Doncaster Libraries

Related Material

Also available: Index : Bapt 1574-1837 Marr 1574-1837 Bur 1574-1837; Bishop's transcripts 1603-1839 (on microfilm)

A transcript of the parish register, 1574-1837, has been published by the Yorkshire Archaeological Society in its Parish Register Section as the volume for 1997. A copy is available in the reading room.