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Todwick - Tatewic in 1086. Dwelling or (dairy) farm of a man called Ta. Source: A Dictionary of British Place-Names in Names & Places

 

History

Described in the 1820s as a parish-town, in the upper-division of Strafforth and Tickhill. Situated 7 miles from Rotherham, 7.75 miles from Worksop, 10.25 miles from Sheffield and 49 miles from York. The population was 210. The Church, a rectory, dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, in the deanery of Doncaster, value, 3 14s. 7d. Patron, the Duke of Leeds. In the same township and parish is Todwick Grange, the seat of George Fox, Esq.

Described in 1879: Todwick is a parish in the Worksop union and County Court District, Rotherham Petty Sessional Division and Rural Deanery, and York Diocese and Archdeaconry. It had 193 inhabitants in 1871, and comprises 1,808 acres. The Duke of Leeds and Miss Fox, of Todwick Grange, are the principal owners, and the former is the Lord of the Manor. The church of St. Peter and St. Paul, a small ancient building, consisting of nave, chancel, and tower, dates from Saxon times. It formerly belonged to the monks of Roche. The benefice is a rectory, valued at a 160, in the patronage of Miss Fox, and incumbency of the Rev. Henry Rudd Hunter, who has a rectory house. The National Schools were erected by subscription in 1869, at a cost of 200.

Post Office at Mr. Joseph Cousins - Letters are received at 8.40 a.m. from, and despatched at 4.30 p.m. to Sheffield. The nearest Money Order Office and Railway Station is at Kiveton Park.

Trades

Carrier - William Stacey, to Sheffield, Tuesday and Saturday.

 

On August 1st, 1761, Robert King, was executed at the Tyburn without Micklegate Bar, for stealing two young cows or heifers. They were found in his possession, and though it appeared probable that he had bought them, the jury found him guilty. He was respectably connected, and much interest was used to save his life, but of no avail He resided at Todwick, near Rotherham. Before he was executed he showed great marks of penitence, and acknowledged himself guilty of the crime for which he suffered.

 

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