Fishlake

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Fishlake
Fishlake is located in South Yorkshire
Fishlake
Fishlake
Fishlake shown within South Yorkshire
Population 682 (2011)
Civil parish
  • Fishlake
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Doncaster
Postcode district DN7
Police South Yorkshire
Fire South Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
Coordinates: 53°36′43″N 1°00′43″W / 53.612°N 1.012°W / 53.612; -1.012

Fishlake is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster. It has a population of 628,[1] increasing to 682 at the 2011 Census.[2] There is a local myth called "The Cockatrice of Church Street". The story goes that the mythical beast resides near the Churchyard, those unlucky enough to hear its call are said to never sleep again. [3][4]

Sir William de Notton, later Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, was Lord of the Manor of Fishlake in the 1340s. In 1350 he and his wife Isabel conveyed it to John de Birthwaite, the Prior of Monk Bretton Priory, to build a chantry chapel at Woolley Church, where prayers were to be said for the souls of the Royal family as well as Notton's own family. The timing of the grant suggests that Notton was giving thanks for England's deliverance from the first outbreak of the Black Death.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Doncaster Retrieved 27 August 2009
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  3. ^ http://www.yorkshire.com/mediacentre/feature-suggestions/yorkshire-myths-and-legends
  4. ^ http://www.haunted-yorkshire.co.uk/doncastersightings.htm
  5. ^ Walker, John William ed. Abstracts of the Chartularies of Monkbretton Priory Cambridge University Press 2013 reissue pp.220-1