The Ancient Parish of THORNHILL
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2007]
[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.
- Fall House
- Hill Top
- Lees Hall
- Nether Midgley
- New Hall
- Over Midgley
- Smithy Brook
- Thornhill Lees
- Whitley Lower
- Here are photographs of Churches in the parish:
St. Michael and all Angels' Church, Thornhill (view 1).
St. Michael and all Angels' Church, Thornhill (view 2, a photo mosaic).
The Methodist Church, Thornhill.
St. Mary and St. Michael's Church, Whitley Lower (view 1).
St. Mary's Church, Whitley Lower (view 2).
The Wesleyan Chapel, Briestfield, now a private dwelling.
St. James Church, Flockton.
The Methodist Church, Flockton.
The Zion United Reformed Church, Flockton - built 1802.
(With short history).
The Zion United Reformed Church, Flockton - view 2.
The Church of the Holy Innocents, Savile Town.
The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Thornhill Lees, view 1.
The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Thornhill Lees, view 2.
The Primitive Methodist Church, Thornhill Lees, now a Senior Citizens' Social Centre.
The Primitive Methodist Chapel, Thornhill.
The Church of the Good Shepherd, Thornhill Edge (Anglican).
The Particular Baptist Church, Thornhill Edge.
The former Methodist Church, Middlestown.
The Methodist Church, Netherton.
St. Andrew's Church, Netherton.
The former Primitive Methodist Church, The Combs, now a private dwelling.
The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Thornhill Lees.
- The following Churches have their own websites:
- 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
- This parish is covered (or partly covered) by the following Societies:
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