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The Ancient Parish of ALMONDBURY

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"ALMONDBURY, a parish-town, in Agbrigg division of Agbrigg and Morley, liberty of Pontefract; (Thorpe Ville, the seat of John Dobson, Esq.) 2 miles SE. of Huddersfield, 10 from Halifax, 10½ from Penistone, 11 from Wakefield, 41 from York. Pop. 5,679. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to All-Saints (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of Pontefract, value, £20. 7s. 11d. Patrons, the Trustees of the Free Grammar School of Clitheroe, (Lanc.)" (There is further information for Almondbury).

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

  • Armitage Fold
  • Austonley
  • Berry Brow
  • Blackmoorfoot
  • Bradley Brook
  • Castle Houses
  • Caud Hill
  • Coldwell
  • Crosland
  • Crosland Hall
  • Digley Royd
  • Farnley Tyas
  • Fenay Hall
  • Fenay Lodge
  • Finthorpe
  • Gatehead
  • Height
  • High Royd House
  • Hogley
  • Holme
  • Honley
  • Hoobrom
  • Linfit Hall
  • Lingards
  • Linthwaite
  • Lockwood
  • Longley Hall
  • Longroyd Bridge House
  • Lower Hagg
  • Lower Thorp
  • Marsden
  • Meltham
  • Nether Thong
  • Netherton
  • Newsome
  • Oldfield
  • Park Gate
  • Quarry Hill
  • Royd House
  • Thick Hollins
  • Thornton Lodge
  • Thorpe Ville
  • Upper Hagg
  • Upper Thong
  • Upper Thorpe
  • Wood Nook
  • Woodsome Hall
  • Yateholme
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]






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Memorial Inscriptions


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:
    • (SE130134) Armitage Bridge
    • (SE150110) Brockholes
    • (SE128075) Burnlee
    • (SE096138) Clough
    • (SE105120) Crosland Edge
    • (SE115147) Crosland Hill
    • (SE118153) Crosland Moor
    • (SE140100) Deanhouse
    • (SE166136) Farnley Bank
    • (SE115074) Flush House
    • (SE146140) Hall Bower
    • (SE100119) Helme
    • (SE123078) Hogley Green
    • (SE120067) Holmbridge
    • (SE134112) Honley Moor
    • (SE075131) Hill Top
    • (SE079124) Holt Head
    • (SE103056) Lane
    • (SE064124) Lingards Wood
    • (SE154154) Lower Houses
    • (SE157139) Lumb
    • (SE108107) Meltham Mills
    • (SE042108) Netherley
    • (SE126120) Scotgate
    • (SE117100) Wilshaw