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Dalton, General View c1955
Dalton, General View c1955.  (Neg. D94003)   Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2008.
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.

Dalton a common place-name especially in the northern counties, 'farmstead or village in a valley' Source: A Dictionary of British Place-Names in Names & Places

Dalton recorded in the Domesday Book as Daltone

In 1723 a John Whitehead inherited properties in Dalton Magna and Dalton Parva from William Stead

Described in the late 1800's as a township comprising the three small villages of Dalton Magna, Dalton Parva and Dalton Brook, from 2 to 3 miles E.N.E. of Rotherham . It has 319 inhabitants and 1400 acres of land belonging to various owners but G. S. Foljambe Esq is lord of the manor. The church, Holy Trinity at Dalton Parva, was erected in 1848 - 9 by G. S. Foljambe who endowed it with 150 per annum and a Parsonage House and small glebe. It is a small neat fabric, and the living is a perpetual curacy, valued at 200 in the incumbancy of the Rev. G. H. Eyre, M. A.

Trades and Professions in 1822, Dalton Magna

Didsbury John
Lambert Joseph
Sibery Thomas
Soar Francis
Yealand Joseph
Treadwell John

In 1856 when John Whittaker a farmer from Thrybergh was murdered at Dalton Brook, it is evident that Dalton was a hamlet - with few cottages, a windmill, a public house, and a blacksmith's shop.

Google Earth map of Dalton
Google Earth map of Dalton

Dalton Youth And Community Centre


Wickersleyweb ,includes 1891 census details.
Poll Tax, 1379, Dalton Magna
Dalton Progressive WMC

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