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Dating barnsley south yorkshire

The region had been exploited for iron since Roman times, but it was coal that first brought the Industrial Revolution to Rotherham.

It was suppressed in 1547 but revived in 1584 as the feoffees of the common lands of Rotherham, and remains in existence.

In the 1480s the Rotherham-born Archbishop of York, Thomas Rotherham, instigated the building of a College of Jesus or Jesus College, Rotherham to rival the colleges of Cambridge and Oxford.

The monks collected tithes from the town and gained rights to an extra market day on Monday and to extend the annual fair from two to three days.

In the mid 13th century, John de Vesci and Ralph de Tili gave all their possessions in Rotherham to Rufford Abbey, a period of growing wealth in the church.

The college was dissolved in 1547 in the reign of Edward VI, its assets stripped for the crown to grant to its supporters.

Very little remains of the original building in College Street.

The Domesday 'Book' or Survey records this lord of the manor with a Norman name took the place of the Saxon lord Hakon holding 20 years before in 1066 and was tenant of an overlord of hundreds of such manors, Robert de Mortain, the Conqueror's half-brother.