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The Ancient Parish of GARFORTH

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"GARFORTH, a parish-town, in the lower-division of Skyrack, liberty of Pontefract; 3 miles S. of Aberford, 7 from Leeds, 9 from Wakefield, 19 from York. Pop. 731. The Church is a rectory, dedicated to St. Mary (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of the Ainsty, value, ~£8. 17s. 8½d. Patron, the Rev. W. Whitaker, the present incumbent."

"BARROWBY HALL, in the parish of Garforth, wapentake of Skyrack, and honour of Pontefract; 6 miles E. of Leeds."

"MOOR GARFORTH, in the township and parish of Garforth, liberty of Pontefract; 2¾ miles from Aberford."

"PECKFIELD HOUSE, a single house in the township and parish of Garforth, 5 miles NW. of Ferrybridge, 7 from Pontefract. It is on the edge of the Roman Road, from Castleford to Aberford."

"WEST GARFORTH, a hamlet in the township and parish of Garforth, 6½ miles E. of Leeds."

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



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