Braithwell, Micklebring and Clifton History and Heritage

The Crookhill Estate in Clifton 1840

The Crookhill estate was dominant in the agricultural character of Clifton for at least 300 years, with the owners, the Woodyeare Family, farming much of the land as tenants of the Manor of Conisbrough.

The 1838 Tithe Map and its inventory is a useful tool for identifying the fields by number and name. Most of these still have the same boundaries. The inventory also gives the names of owners and tenants of properties, some of whom can be found in the census records from 1841. (9

Tithe Map record of Woodyeare properties 1838/40 (see map in Settlement Development)

No on  Map

Owner

Occupier

Comments

124

Rev John Woodyeare

In hand

Crookhill Hall. Stables and Farm buildings, pleasure grounds. Inherited from Fountain John in 1840/41?

49

Rev J Woodyeare

In hand

Beech House Farm

50

J Woodyeare

In hand

Hall Farm (smallholding): Cottage, yard and garden: Map does not show cottage indicating it was built between 1838 and 1840. (see Clifton – Haig Homestead)

53

J Woodyeare

Thomas Thompson

Cottage and land. Land given to the village by Emily Jane Woodyeare for Mission Church 21st Aug 1905.

30

(Fountain John

Woodyeare)

Mess Moorhouse for

Conisbrough Parish Church

James Roberts

The Tithe Barn Yard. Probably sold by John Fountain after death of his father in 1841.It was surrounded by the Clifton Homestead belonging to John Stavely and occupied by James Roberts.

34

Rev J Woodyeare

Henry Peace & John Nettleship

Only about 1 ½ acres, yet croft, cottage and garden. (see Clifton – Haig Homestead)

38

Rev J Woodyeare

In hand

Under Town Close. Abutting Clifton Carr (Clifton Common)

39

Rev J Woodyeare

In hand

Nelson Yard. Corner of Well lane and Common Lane. Excluding 41 and 40.

40

ditto

ditto

Garden

42

ditto

ditto

Under town Close. Follows Common Lane towards Conisbrough.

43

ditto

ditto

Car Leys. Follows Common Lane towards Conisbrough, between 42 and Clifton Carr (Common)

44

ditto

ditto

Willow Garth. Small area of woodland between 38, 42 and 43. Implies a wet area, not ploughed.

45

ditto

ditto

Middle Yard. Long Sloping field to right of Common Lane looking towards Conisbrough. Called Moot Hill sometimes.

46

ditto

ditto

Far Yard. Next to 45: access via Common Lane and Lydgets track.

47

ditto

ditto

Near Yard. South of 45 and 47. Next to Beech House Farm.

48

ditto

ditto

Orchard attached to Beech House Farm.

49

ditto

ditto

Homestead Buildings – Beech house Farm

70

ditto

In Hand-now Mr Milward

Long Close.  It seems that Milward took on this Close after death of FJ Woodyeare. Part of a reorganisation? Milward already owns 69 – two enclosures along track to quarry 133.

76

ditto

In Hand-now Mr Milward

Flatha Dyke. From corner of Beacon Lane and Green lane to 72.

80, 81

ditto

In hand

Great Flatt. Double close from Green lane to Ruddle lane.

88, 89

ditto

ditto

2 strips in 3 Rood Field

99

ditto

John Walker

Top Cockhill Close.

100

ditto

John Walker

Access lane

103

ditto

John Walker

Low Cockhill Close

106

ditto

In hand

Cockpit Close

108

ditto

ditto

7 Acres

109

ditto

John Walker

Far Hickle Dales

110

ditto

In Hand

Near Hickle Dales and Plantation

111

ditto

ditto

Shoulder of Mutton. Between Braithell Rd (Doncaster Rd) and Road to Stainton.

112

ditto

ditto

Plantation

113

ditto

ditto

Top Priest Close. Between Ruddle Lane and Braithwell Rd.

114

ditto

ditto

Low Priest Close

117

ditto

In hand, now Mr Milward

Reorganisation after death F J Woodyeare?

120

ditto

In hand

Round Close. Next to White Cross Junction (Five Lane Ends)

121

ditto

ditto

Lane access to park and Hall

122

ditto

ditto

Dragon Holes. Perhaps part of park?

123

ditto

ditto

Park

125

ditto

ditto

Formal garden

126

ditto

ditto

Orchard

127

ditto

ditto

Garden Close

129

ditto

In hand, now Mr Milward

Moot Hill Close

130

ditto

In hand

Lair Close

131

ditto

ditto

New Close

132

ditto

ditto

New Close

133

ditto

ditto

Quarry

146

ditto

ditto

Plantation

147

ditto

ditto

Plantation

148

ditto

ditto

Top Whinney Hill

150

ditto

ditto

wood

151

ditto

ditto

Rye Croft