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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"THORNHILL, a parish-town, in Agbrigg-division of Agbrigg and Morley, liberty of Pontefract; 2 miles S. of Dewsbury, 6 from Wakefield, 9½ from Huddersfield, 35 from York. Pop. 1,932, the Church is a rectory, dedicated to St. Michael, in the deanry of Pontefract, value, £40. Patron, the Hon. and Rev. J. Lumley Saville." (There is further information for Thornhill).

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

  • Briestfield
  • Fall House
  • Flockton
  • Gettingley
  • Hill Top
  • Lees Hall
  • Middlestown
  • Nether Midgley
  • Netherton
  • New Hall
  • Over Midgley
  • Overton
  • Smithy Brook
  • Thornhill Lees
  • Whitley Lower
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]


Church History

Church Records



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:
    • (SE247190) Combs
    • (SE249154) Flockton Green
    • (SE235185) Fox Royd
    • (SE271147) Midgley
    • (SE244185) Overthorpe
    • (SE245207) Saville Town
    • (SE252180) Thornhill Edge