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The Ancient Parish of WAKEFIELD

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"WAKEFIELD, a market and parish-town, in Agbrigg-division of Agbrigg and Morley, liberty of Wakefield, 5 miles from Dewsbury, 9 from Leeds and Pontefract, 10 from Barnsley, 13 from Huddersfield and Aberford, 15 from Bradford, 20 from Doncaster, 25 from York, 182 from London. Market, Friday. Fairs, July 4 and 5, for pedlary ware; November 11 and 12, for horses, horned cattle, &c. and every other Wednesday, for horned cattle. Bankers, Messrs. Leathams, Tew, Trueman, and Co. draw on Messrs. Dennison and Co, 106, Fenchurch Street; Messrs. Wentworth, Chaloner, and Rishworth, draw on Messrs. Wentworth, and Co. 25, Threadneedle Street. Principal Inns, White Hart, Strafford Arms, George, Black Bull, and Woodman Inn. Pop. 10,764. There are two Churches, the parish church is a vicarage, dedicated to All Saints, in the deanry of Pontefract, value, 20. 19s. 2d. Patron, the King. The other is called St. John's Church, value, p.r. 100. Patron, the Vicar of All-Saints." (There is further information for Wakefield).

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

  • Alverthorpe
  • Brandy Carr
  • Flanshaw
  • Hatfield Hall
  • Horbury
  • Lingwell Gate
  • Lupsett Hall
  • Moor House
  • Newton
  • Silcoates
  • Stanley
  • Stanley Hall
  • Thornes
  • Thorns House
  • Wakefield Lodge
  • West Hall
  • Wrenthorpe

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson 2007]




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