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Hooton Levitt

Domesday name: Hotone

Hooton - ‘farmstead on a spur of land’. Manorial affix from the Livet family, here in the 13th cent.
Sourced from A Dictionary of British Place-Names in Names and Places

This name is written in Domesday Book, Hoton or Hotune, which is evidently compounded of the Norse word Hoot a hill, and tun , a place "tined" or enclosed by a hedge, afterwards expanded into town. The name, therefore, signifies the enclosure or village on the hill. The old form is still retained in Hooton Levitt, near Tickhill; Hooton Pagnell, near Doncaster; Hooton Roberts, near Rotherham; and Hooton in Cheshire.

Foundation Charters of Roche Abbey »

In 1249, Manselyn, of Doncafter, Manselyn, of Brodsworth, and Elias, son-in-law of the said Manselyn, released to the Abbot and Convent of Roche all lands, rents, and tenements which they had of Hamond de Levet, in the territory of Hooton Levet, from the beginning of the world to the world's end. For better security they had put to their Hebrew letter with their seal. This seems to have been an interference on the part of the monastery between Hamond de Levet and the Jew money lenders. Hamond, son of William Levet, gave one oxgang of land, with a toft and croft in this place. Richard, son of William Levet, gave half of the mill here, with the pool and free water course from Maltby mill to the Monk's mill, with the suit of the said moiety, reserving a right to himself, his heirs and assigns, to grind all their corn that shall grow upon four oxgangs in this territory, at a multure of the sixteenth bowl. Jordan, son of Jordan de Insula, and Elizabeth his wife, gave all their land at Hooton-Levet. Adam, son of Simon de la Roche, and Joan his wife, daughter of Robert de Wickersly, gave one oxgang of land here, with a toft and croft, which gift Sir Robert de Wickersley, knight, confirmed. Henry de Lacy granted and confirmed the donation which Richard de Wickersley, and Roger and Jordan Hooton, made to the monks of Roche of common pasture of all the territory of Hooton. The property here was valued at the dissolution at £4 19s, 2d. per annum


1822 was in the parish of Maltby , upper division of Strafforth and Tickhill, the seat of William Hoyle, Esq. Situated 5 miles from Tickhill, 7 miles from Rotherham, and 9.25 from Bawtry. The population was 95.

In 1832 a Methodist Chapel was built.

Tradespeople in 1849 when it was recorded that Hooton Levitt had a population of 76 and the area covered about 470 acres:

Tradespeople in 1862 when William Fretwell Hoyle, Esq. and Roger Haywood were principal owners and The Hall was unoccupied: