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Kirkheaton

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"KIRKHEATON, a parish-town, in Agbrigg-division of Agbrigg and Morley, liberty of Pontefract; 2 miles NE. of Huddersfield, 8 from Halifax;, 10 from Wakefield, 16 from Leeds, 38 from York. Pop. 2,186. The Church is a rectory, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, in the deanry of Pontefract, value, £25. 13s. 9d. Patron, Thomas Richard Beaumont, Esq.

After the origin of local names, the first race of mesne Lords, who appear at this place, bore the denomination, de Heton. They were benefactors to the house of Fountain, and to their piety, the parish church may with great probability be ascribed. The payment of £1. 3s. 4d. to the Church of Dewsbury, proves its ancient dependence on that church, and from which, it was probably severed about the year 1200. In the church yard is a gigantic Yew Tree, supposed to be co eval with the Church, as it could scarcely have attained to its great magnitude in less than six centuries. In the north aisle of the choir, is a cumbant statue of Sir Richard Beaumont, of Whitley, Bart.: of this family, who have long been Lords of this Manor, are several other memorials in the Church. --Whitaker's Loidis and Elmete.

Here is a Free School, for the education of ten poor boys gratis."

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

  • Bogg Hall
  • Botany Bay Inn
  • Bradley Mills
  • Carr
  • Cockley Hill
  • Colne Bridge
  • Cow Royd Hill
  • Cowmes
  • Dalton
  • Denby Grange
  • Dransfield Hill
  • Fall House
  • Fenay Bridge
  • Gawthorpe
  • Gawthorpe Green
  • Grange Ash
  • Heaton Lodge
  • Highgate Lane
  • Lascelles Hall
  • Lepton
  • Lidgate
  • Lilley
  • Lower Denby
  • Moldgreen
  • Nab Hill
  • Ravens Knowles
  • Rawthorpe Hall
  • Rowley
  • Smithies
  • Stone Royd
  • Tunnercliffe Gate
  • Upper Denby
  • Upper Heaton
  • Upper Whitley
  • Whitley Hall

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

Cemeteries

Charities

  • A transcription of the Richard Beaumont's charity information from the 1899 Endowed Charities, W.R. Yorkshire and Sheffield.

Churches

Church History

Church Records

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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:
    • (SE220160) Grange Moor
    • (SE196149) High Green (was Bogden)
    • (SE180171) Hill Side
    • (SE213154) Lepton Edge
    • (SE162179) Rawthorpe
    • (SE192147) Rowley Hill
    • (SE173167) Tandem

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