Burghwallis


Burghwallis

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 53.60
longitude= -1.18
official_name= Burghwallis
population = 278 (2001 Census)
metropolitan_borough= Doncaster
metropolitan_county= South Yorkshire
region= Yorkshire and the Humber
constituency_westminster= Doncaster North
post_town= DONCASTER
postcode_district = DN6
postcode_area= DN
dial_code= 01302
os_grid_reference= SE541118

Burghwallis is a small village and civil parish in rural South Yorkshire.

Geography

The village is situated amongst mixed farmland and woodland on a slight rise roughly six miles north north west of Doncaster, or one mile off the A1.

The village [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/237618 pub] is the " [http://www.pub-explorer.com/syorks/pub/burghwallisdoncaster.htm Burghwallis] " on "Scorcher Hills Lane". The village [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/178231 church] is dedicated to St Helen.

History

In contrast with most of the villages surrounding Doncaster, very little in the way of residential development took place in Burghwallis during the 19th and 20th centuries. Today the village is one of a handful in the area to have retained much of its original character and has a very peaceful small-scale rural feel.

No church is mentioned in Burghwallis' entry in the Domesday Book, however the Grade II Listed St Helen's chapel is likely to have been either standing or under construction at the time. Several architectural features suggest it is of a pre-Conquest design, and it is held to have been built between 950 and 1100 AD. Parish records as far back as 1596 exist and are available from the Doncaster archives.

One "claim to fame" for the village is that Jeremy Clarkson spent his childhood living here. It was also the home of Catholic Martyr, John Anne who lived in the Hall during the 16th Century.

External links

* [http://www.doncasterhealth.co.uk/phiu/communities/graph/profiles/files/Burghwallis.pdf Health statistics for Burghwallis]


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