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Survey of English Place-Names

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The Honour of Tickhill

Liberty in the County of West Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Forms

  • Honor' de Tikehull(e), Honor' de Tykehull(e) 1161 RBE 1161 P 1200 OblR 1200,1212–17 RBE c.1219 1285 KI
  • Honor' de Tikehella 1194 P
  • Honor' de Tykehill(e) 1208–13 Fees 1304 YI
  • Hon' Thikehill' 1199 Abbr
  • honor' de Tikill' 1279–81 QW
  • Libertas de Tikhill, Honor' de Tikhill, Libertas de Tykhill, Honor' de Tykhill 1316 Vill 1377 Ch 1428 FA
  • wapentagium de Tykhill' 1379 PT
  • Honor' de Tekhyll 1422 YI
  • Honor de Tickhill 1590 Camd


The honour is named from its chief centre, Tickhill (52infra ).The manor of Dadsley (53infra ), which presumably included Tickhill at the time of the DB Survey, was given by William the Conqueror to Roger de Busli along with 57 other manors in the south-east of the Riding. Roger built a castle at Tickhill and in Henry I's time the whole liberty was withdrawn from the jurisdiction of the wapentake (cf. Hnt I, xii).

Parishes in this Liberty