[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"EMLEY, a parish-town in Agbrigg-division of Agbrigg and Morley, liberty of Wakefield, 7 miles ESE. of Huddersfield, 8½ from Wakefield, 9 from Barnsley, 36 from York. Pop. 1,351. The Church is a rectory in charge, dedicated, to St. Michael (see Churches
for photograph), in the deanry of Pontefract value, £14. 0s. 7½d. Patron, the Hon. and Rev. J. Lumley Saville.
Here is a public school built by a Mr. Wigglesworth, to the master of which, The Hon. and Rev. J.L. Saville, gives £8. per annum, likewise £10. per annum is payable out of a close, called Honley Wood, in Flockton."
Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.
- Bentley Grange
- Emley Lodge
- Old Hall
- Park Gate
- Upper Cumberworth
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]