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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"GUISELEY, a parish-town, in the upper-division of the wapentake of Skyrack, liberty of Cawood, Wistow, and Otley; 2 miles S. of Otley, 9 from Bradford, 10 from Leeds, 29 from York. Pop. 1,213. The Church is a rectory, dedicated to St. Oswald (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of the Ainsty, value, £26. Patron, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Trinity College, Cambridge, "has only the third turn of presentation, which is the next." Camb. Caland. 1822."

Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.

  • Acacia Cot
  • Carlton
  • Esholt
  • Horsforth
  • Nether Yeadon
  • New Laiths
  • Park Gate Hall
  • Rawdon
  • Scotland
  • Upperwood House
  • Yeadon
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]




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Names, Geographical

  • The following places are within the boundaries of this (ancient) parish, but I have no further information on them other than the Ordnance Survey Landranger Grid reference shown:
    • (SE237374) Cragg Hill
    • (SE220431) East Carlton
    • (SE232425) Green Gates
    • (SE203404) Henshaw
    • (SE244376) Horsforth Woodside
    • (SE226393) Lane Ends
    • (SE214396) Larkfield
    • (SE203397) Little London
    • (SE231374) Low Fold
    • (SE215390) Low Green
    • (SE215387) Rawdon Carrs
    • (SE219376) Wellroyd
    • (SE208430) West Carlton
    • (SE230383) West End

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