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The Ancient Parish of HALIFAX

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"HALIFAX, a market and parish-town, in Morley-division of Agbrigg and Morley, liberty of Wakefield, 8 miles from Bradford and Huddersfield, 10 from Dewsbury, 12 from Keighley and Todmorden, 16 from Rochdale, (Lanc.) 18 from Leeds, 42 from York, 197 from London. Market, Saturday, for woollen cloth, provisions, &c. Fairs, June 24 and the first Saturday in November, for horses, horned cattle, &c. Bankers, Messrs. John Rawson, William Rawson, John Rhodes, and Rawden Briggs, draw on Messrs. Jones, Lloyd, and Co. 48, Lothbury. Principal Inns, Talbot, White Swan, and White Lion. Pop. 12,628. There are two Churches here, the one is a vicarage, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, in the deanry of Pontefract, value, 84. 13s. 6d. Patron, the King. The other is called the Holy Trinity Church, a perpetual curacy, value, p.r. ~100. in the patronage of the Vicar of Halifax. The latter was built under the sanction of an act of parliament by Dr. Coulthurst, the late Vicar; the masonry of which, like all modern masonry about the town, is excellent and elaborate." (There is further information for Halifax).

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

  • Alcomden
  • Ash Day
  • Ash Grove
  • Baitings
  • Barkisland
  • Beacon Hill
  • Beggerington
  • Birk's Hall
  • Blackshaw Head
  • Blackstone Edge
  • Blaithroyd
  • Boothtown
  • Bradley Hall
  • Bradshaw
  • Brearley Hall
  • Bridge Royd
  • Brighouse
  • Brookfoot
  • Burlees
  • Catharine House
  • Catherine Slack
  • Chapel Le Grove
  • Clare Hall
  • Cliffe Hill
  • Cliffe Hill
  • Coley
  • Copley Hall
  • Crawstone Hall
  • Crimesworth Dean
  • Crimesworth Hall
  • Cromwell Bottom
  • Cross Stone
  • Crow Nest
  • Eastwood
  • Elland
  • Elphabrough Hall
  • Erringden
  • Ewood Hall
  • Exley
  • Field Head
  • Field House
  • Fixby
  • Greenwood Lee
  • Greetland
  • Haugh End
  • Hawkestone Slack
  • Hayley Hill
  • Hebden Bridge
  • Hebden Bridge Lanes
  • Heights
  • Heptonstall
  • Heptonstall Park
  • Heptonstall Slack
  • High Greenwood
  • High Road Well
  • High Sunderland
  • Hipperholme
  • Holdsworth
  • Hollings Hall
  • Holywell Green
  • Hope Hall
  • Horley Green
  • Horsehold
  • Howroyd
  • Hullenedge
  • Illingworth
  • Jumples Crag
  • Keb Cote
  • Keb Royd
  • King Cross
  • Lady Well
  • Langfield
  • Lee
  • Lightcliffe
  • Linlands
  • Luddenden
  • Luddenden Foot
  • Making Place
  • Mankinholes
  • Marshall Hall
  • Marshaw Bridge
  • May Royd
  • Midgley
  • Millbank
  • Millwood
  • Mixenden
  • Moorside
  • Mount Pellon
  • Mytholm
  • Mytholmroyd Bridge
  • Newland
  • Norland Town
  • Northowram
  • Oaks Green
  • Old Lindley
  • Old Town
  • Ovenden
  • Pye Nest
  • Quarry House
  • Queensbury
  • Rastrick
  • Rawstonstall
  • Ridge Nook
  • Ripponden
  • Rishworth
  • Rookes
  • Royd
  • Rushworth Hall
  • Salterhebble
  • Saltonstall
  • Scholes
  • Scout Hall
  • Shackleton
  • Shelf
  • Shibden Hall
  • Shore
  • Skircoat
  • Slead Hall
  • Southowram
  • Southowram Bank
  • Sowerby
  • Sowerby Bridge
  • Sowerby Croft
  • Sowood
  • Soyland
  • Soyland Mill
  • Stainland
  • Stansfield
  • Stansfield Hall
  • Stones Hey Gate
  • Stoney Royd
  • Stoodley
  • Swift Place
  • Thorpe
  • Todmorden
  • Toothill
  • Turvin Vale
  • Under Bank
  • Wadsworth
  • Wadsworth Lanes
  • Warley
  • Wheatley
  • White Windows
  • Whitwell Place
  • Willow Edge
  • Willow Field
  • Willow Hall
  • Winteredge
  • Withens
  • Wood House
  • Wood House Hall
  • Woodlane Hall

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson 2007]

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