Place:Staincross Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameStaincross Wapentake
Coordinates53.55°N 1.479°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    

For a definition of "wapentake", see the article entitled Hundred (county division) in Wikipedia.

Wapentakes, the Old Norse form of the Anglo-Saxon "hundred", are dealt with in Section 1.4, but Sections 1.1 (Hundred courts) and 1.2 (Administrative functions) deal with the concept and purposes of wapentakes along with those of "hundreds" used in English counties further south.

Staincross (#12 on the map) was a wapentake of the West Riding of Yorkshire, and roughly covers the area of Barnsley in South Yorkshire today. The district was named for the village of Staincross (where the wapentake is originally supposed to have met).

One might assume that Staincross Wapentake is a shortening of Staincliffe and Ewcross Wapentake (#1, #2 and #3 on the map) situated in the far northwest of the West Riding. This is not so. They are two separate places.

Image:Wapentakes of the West Riding of Yorkshire.png

Ancient parishes

In the West Riding many ancient parishes included numerous townships and it was decided to omit this information from this table. Further tables for these large parishes will be found under the parishes concerned.

Ancient parishParish statusDivision
Cawthorne chapelry, parish (ancient), civil parish
Cumberworth township, parish (ancient), civil parish
Darfield township, parish (ancient), civil parish Some townships only.
Darton parish (ancient), civil parish
Felkirk parish (ancient), civil parish
Hemsworth parish (ancient), civil parish
High Hoyland parish (ancient), civil parish
Penistone parish (ancient), civil parish
Royston parish (ancient), civil parish
Silkstone parish (ancient), civil parish
Tankersley parish (ancient), civil parish
Wragby parish (ancient) Some townships only.
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