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KIRKHEATON: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"KIRKHEATON, a parish in the upper division of the wapentake of AGBRIGG, West riding of the county of YORK, comprising the townships of Dalton, Kirk- Heaton,Lepton, and Upper Whitley, and containing 7968 inhabitants, of which number, 2186 are in the township of Kirkheaton, 2 miles N.E. from HuddersH field. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of York, rated in the king's books at £25.13.9. The Duke of Northumberland was patron in 1785. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist."


"DALTON, a township in the parish of KIRKHEATON, upper division of the wapentake of AGBRIGG, West riding of the county of YORK, 2 miles N.E. from Huddersfield, containing 2289 inhabitants."


"LEPTON, a township in the parish of KIRKHEATON, upper division of the wapentake of AGBRIGG, West riding of the county of YORK, 4 miles S.E. from Huddersfield, containing 2729 inhabitants. A considerable quantity of woollen cloth, and some fancy goods, are manufactured here. Richard Beaumont, Esq., in 1703, left £10 for apprenticing poor children."


"UPPER WHITLEY, a township in the parish of Kirkheaton, upper division of the wapentake of AGBRIGG, West riding of the county of YORK, 6 miles N.E. from Huddersfield, containing 764 inhabitants."

[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835]