GENUKI Home page    Genuki Contents GenUKI
  Yorkshire Yorkshire   West Riding, Yorkshire West RidingYorkshire   Neighbours Nearby places

The Ancient Parish of BADSWORTH

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"BADSWORTH, a parish-town, in the wapentake of Osgoldcross, liberty, of Pontefract; (Badsworth Hall, the residence of Joseph Scott, Esq.) 4 miles S. of Pontefract, 6 from Ferrybridge, 10 from Wakefield, 27 from York. Pop 200. The Church is a rectory, dedicated to St. Mary, in the deanry of Doncaster, value, £32. 5s. 10d. Patron, the Earl of Derby."

"MOORHOUSE, a farm-house in the township and parish of Badsworth, liberty of Pontefract; 4¼ miles from Pontefract."

"ROGERTHORPE HALL, (now Rogerthorpe Manor) a farm-house in the township of Thorpe Audlin, and parish of Badsworth, 4 miles S. of Pontefract."

"THORPE AUDLIN, in the parish of Badsworth, wapentake of Osgoldcross, liberty of Pontefract; 4½ miles S. of Pontefract, 5½ from Ferrybridge, 10 from Wakefield. Pop. 344."

"UPTON, in the parish of Badsworth, wapentake of Osgoldcross, liberty of Pontefract; 6 miles S. of Pontefract, 10 from Doncaster and Wakefield. Pop. 184."

"WALTON WOOD, a farm-house in the township of Upton, and parish of Badsworth, 4½ miles SSE. of Pontefract, 8 from Wakefield."

"WENTBRIDGE, in the townships of Kirk Smeaton, Darrington, and Thorpe Audlin, and parishes of Kirk Smeaton, Badsworth, and Darrington, wapentake of Osgoldcross, liberty of Pontefract, 4½ miles SE. of Pontefract and Ferrybridge, 10½ from Doncaster."

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]



Church History

Church Records

Community Websites





Memorial Inscriptions



This page is copyright. Do not copy any part of this page or website other than for personal use or as given in the conditions of use.
If you have any suggestions for links to other sites that may be useful to other researchers, please use this User Links page
Web-page generated by "DB2html" data-base extraction software ©Colin Hinson 2015