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The Ancient Parish of THORNHILL

[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 2007]

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