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The Ancient Parish of KEIGHLEY

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"KEIGHLEY, a market and parish-town, in the east-division of Staincliffe, liberty of Clifford's-Fee; 4 miles from Bingley, 10 from Bradford and Skipton, 12 from Otley and Halifax, 12¾ from Colne, (Lanc.) 40 from York, 209 from London. Market, Wednesday. Fairs, May 8, for horned cattle and horses; 9 and 10, for pedlary ware, November 7, for horned cattle, horses, and sheep; and 8 and 9, for pedlary ware. Principal Inns, Devonshire Arms, and Kings Arms. Pop. 9,223. The Church is a rectory; dedicated to St. Andrew (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of Craven, value, £21. 0s. 7½d. Patron, the Duke of Devonshire." (There is further information for Keighley).

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

  • Braithwaite
  • Eastwood House
  • Exley Head
  • Fell Lane
  • Hare Hills
  • Hollins
  • Holme Houses
  • Ingrow
  • Lane End
  • Laverack Hall
  • Laycock
  • Newsholme
  • Oakworth
  • Thwaites
  • Utley

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




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