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The Ancient Parish of GUISELEY

[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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