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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"FEATHERSTONE, a parish-town, in the wapentake of Osgoldcross, liberty of Pontefract; 2 miles W. of Pontefract, 4 from Ferrybridge, 7 from Wakefield, 25 from York. Pop. 337. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to All Saints, in the deanry of Pontefract, value ~£5. 8s. 6d. Patrons, Dean and Canons of Christ Church, Oxford.

It should be noted that the names have changed: what used to be Featherstone is now North Featherstone, and what used to be South Featherstone is now Featherstone (Colin Hinson, Sept 2001)."

"ACKTON, in the parish of Featherstone, Agbrigg-division of Agbrigg and Morley, liberty of Pontefract; (Ackton Hall, the seat of Sir Edmund Mark Winne, Bart.) 3 miles W. of Pontefract, 7 from Wakefield. Pop. 72.

Sir Edmund Mark Winne, the seventh Baronet of this family, was born September 16th, 1762; succeeded his cousin, Sir Rowland, October 14th, 1805. Creation 1660."

"LOSCOE GRANGE, 2 houses (the seat of the Rev. . Brown) in the township of Ackton, and parish of Featherstone, 3 miles W. of Pontefract."

"PURSTON JAGLIN, in the parish of Featherstone, wapentake of Osgoldcross, liberty of Pontefract; 2¼ miles SW. of Pontefract, 7 from Wakefield, 11 from Barnsley. Pop. 244."

"SWINE LANE HOUSE, a farm-house in the township of Purston Jaglin, and parish of Featherstone, 1½ miles SW. of Pontefract."

"WHITWOOD, in the parish of Featherstone, Agbrigg-division of Agbrigg and Morley, liberty of Pontefract; 4 miles WNW. of Pontefract, 6 from Wakefield. Pop. 292"

"WHITWOOD MERE, a hamlet in the township of Whitwood, and parish of Featherstone, 3½ miles from Pontefract."

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



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  • 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:
    • (SE407230) Loscoe
    • (SE427214) Strawberry Hill