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ROTHWELL:
Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"ROTHWELL, a parish in the lower division of the wapentake of AGBRIGG, West riding of the county of YORK, comprising the townships of Carlton, Lofthouse, Middleton, Outton, Rhodes-Green, Rothwell, Rothwell- Haigh, Thorp, and Woodlesford, and containing 6253 inhabitants, of which number, 2155 are in the township of Rothwell, 6 miles N.E. -&om Wakefield. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of York, rated in the king's books at 19. 12. 11. The Rev. R. H. Brandling was patron in 1804. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, is in the -later style of English architecture, and has lately received an addition of eight hundred and four sittings, of which six hundred and forty-four are free, the Incorporated Society for the enlargement of churches and chapels having granted 800 towards defraying the expense. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. This ancient parish derived its name from a well near the church, adjacent to which are the remains of a castle, or mansion-house. Here are manufactures of woollen cloth, stuff, and hair sieves, and there are extensive-coal mines in the neighbourhood."


"CARLTON, a township in the parish of ROTHWELL, lower division of the wapentake of AGBRIGG, West riding of the county of YORK, 4 miles N. from Wakefield, containing, with Lofthouse, 1396 inhabitants."


"LOFTHOUSE, a township in the parish of ROTHWELL, lower division of the wapentake of AGBRIGG, West riding of the county of YORK, 3 miles N. from Wakefield. The population is returned with the township of Carlton."


"MIDDLETON, a township in the parish of ROTHWELL, lower division of the wapentake of AGBRIGG, West riding of the county of YORK, 5 miles N.N.W. from Wakefield, containing 1096 inhabitants."


"OUTTON, a township in the parish of ROTHWELL, lower division of the wapentake of AGBRIGG, West riding of the county of YORK, containing 936 inhabitants."


"ROTHWELL HAIGH, a township in the parish of ROTHWELL, lower division of the wapentake of AGBRIGG, West riding of the county of YORK, 5 miles N. from Wakefield. The population is returned with the township of Rothwell."


"THORP, a township in the parish of ROTHWELL, lower division of the wapentake of AGBRIGG, West riding of the county of YORK, 4 miles N.W. from Wakefield, containing 80 inhabitants."


"WOODLESFORD, a township in the parish of ROTHWELL, lower division of the wapentake of AGBRiGG, West riding of the county of YORK, 6 miles N.N.E. from Wakefield, containing 590 inhabitants. Here are manufactures of paper and earthenware."

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


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