GENUKI Home page    Genuki Contents GenUKI
  Yorkshire Yorkshire   West Riding, Yorkshire West RidingYorkshire   Neighbours Nearby places

The Ancient Parish of WARMFIELD

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"WARMFIELD, a parish-town, in Agbrigg-division of Agbrigg and Morley, liberty of Pontefract; 4 miles E. of Wakefield, 5 from Pontefract, 25 from York. Pop. including Heath, 741, which being united, form a township. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to St. Peter, in the deanry of Pontefract, value, £5. 4s. 2d. Patrons, Nine Trustees of the Rev. Barnabas Oley.

Here is a School, founded and endowed by Dame Mary Bowlse, of Heath Halt, in 1660, for educating and apprenticing children. And an Hospital for seven men and a matron, to be chosen from the parishes of Warmfield and Normanton, alternately, founded and endowed by John Freston, in 1591: and another Hospital for four old widows, founded by Mr. Oles Sagar, about 1558."

"AGBRIGG, a hamlet (which gives name to the division) in the township and parish of Warmfield; 1¼ mile SE. of Wakefield."

"HEATH, in the township of Warmfield with Heath, and parish of Warmfield, Agbrigg-division of Agbrigg and Morley, liberty of Pontefract; (the seats of John Henry Smyth, and William Smithson, Esqrs.) 2 miles E. of Wakefield, 10 from Barnsley. Pop. included in Warmfield. Heath Hall is occupied by Nuns of the order of St. Benedict."

"KIRKTHORPE, a hamlet in the township and parish of Warmfield, liberty of Pontefract; (the residence of the Rev. James Drake) 3 miles E. of Wakefield, 11 from Barnsley. This forms a part of the vicarage of Warmfield, being styled Warmfield with Kirkthorpe. --Bacon."

"SHARLSTON, in the parish of Warmfield, Agbrigg-division of Agbrigg and Morley, liberty of Pontefract; (the seat of Richard Atkins, Esq.) 4½ miles from Wakefield, 5 ESE. of Pontefract. Pop. 235."

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]


Church History

Church Records





Memorial Inscriptions

Names (Geographical)



This page is copyright. Do not copy any part of this page or website other than for personal use or as given in the conditions of use.
If you have any suggestions for links to other sites that may be useful to other researchers, please use this User Links page
Web-page generated by "DB2html" data-base extraction software ©Colin Hinson 2015