There are records of Hickleton’s history dating back to Saxon times, although some consider the settlement has Roman roots.
More recently, it was the "estate village" of Hickleton Hall, formerly the home of the Earls of Halifax but now a Sue Ryder Care Home.
Hickleton's parish church, St Wilfrid's is mainly of mediæval construction with Norman features, restored in Victorian times by George Frederick Bodley.
- Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Doncaster Retrieved 27 August 2009
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neigfhbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=7&b=11124550&c=Hickleton&d=16&e=62&g=6354549&i=1001x1003x1032x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1457363613790&enc=1. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
- Dabell, J. A., 'Hickleton Heritage Trust' website