Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.
The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland
"EAST ARDSLEY, a parish in the lower division of the wapentake of Agbrigg,
in the West Riding of the county of York, 3 miles to the N. of Wakefield.
The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Ripon, value £369, in
the patronage of the Earl of Cardigan. There is a small free school. The
inhabitants are chiefly employed in the coal mines and in the weaving of
woollens. Coal is abundant, and the mines have been long worked."
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