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Pontefract

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"PONTEFRACT, (or Pomfret) a market and parish-town, in the wapentake of Osgoldcross, liberty of Pontefract; 2 miles from Ferrybridge, 11 from Aberford, 9 from Wakefield, 13 from Leeds, 14 from Snaith, Barnsley, and Selby, 15 from Doncaster and Tadcaster, 17 from Wetherby, 20 from Rotherham and Thorne, 24 from York, 177 from London. Market, Saturday. Fairs, first Saturday after January 13; first Saturday before February 2; first Saturday after February 13; Saturday before Palm Sunday, Low Sunday, and Trinity Sunday; Saturday after September 12; and the first Saturday in December, for horses, horned cattle, and sheep: the Fortnight Fairs are on Saturday next after the York Fortnight Fairs. Bankers, Messrs. Leathams, Tew, Trueman, and Co. draw on Messrs. Dennison and Co. 100, Fenchurch Street; Messrs. Perfect, Hardcastle, and Co. draw on Sir J.W. Lubbock, Bart. and Co. 11, Mansion House Street. Principal Inns, Star, Red Lion, and New Elephant. Pop. 4,447. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to All-Saints (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of Pontefract, value, ~£13. 6s. 8d. Patron, the King." (There is further information for Pontefract).

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

  • Carleton
  • Cattle Laithe
  • East Hardwick
  • Ferrybridge
  • Knottingley
  • New Hall
  • Spittal Hardwick
  • Tanshelf

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

Churches

Church History

Church Records

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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History

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Memorial Inscriptions

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:
    • (SE463218) Baghill
    • (SE465210) Chequerfield
    • (SE464213) Grove Town
    • (SE459230) Monkhill
    • (SE458234) New Town

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