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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"HUDDERSFIELD, a parish-town, in Agbrigg-division of Agbrigg and Morley, liberty of Pontefract; 5 miles from Halifax and Dewsbury, 12¾ from Penistone, 13 from Wakefield, 14 from Bradford, 16 from Leeds, 18 from Barnsley, 24 from Manchester, (Lanc.) 39 from York, 189 from London. Market, Tuesday, for woollen cloth, provisions, &c. Fairs, May 14 and 15, and October 4, for pedlary ware, &c. Bankers, Old Bank, Messrs. Dobson and Sons, draw on Messrs. Masterman, Peters, and Co. 2, White Hart Court, Gracechurch Street; Messrs. Buckley, Roberts, and Co, draw on Messrs. Jones, Loyd, and Co. 43 Lothbury, Mr. Shakespear G. Sikes, draws on Messrs. Frys and Chapman, Mildred's Court, Poultry; Messrs. J.W. and C. Rawson, and Co. draw on Jones, Loyd, and Co. 43, Lothbury. Principal Inns, Rose and Crown, George Inn, Swan with two Necks, Pack Horse, and Ramsden Arms. Pop. 13,284. The Church is a Vicarage, dedicated to St. Peter, in the deanery of Pontefract, value, ~£7. 13s. 4d. Patron, Sir John Ramsden, Bart." (There is further information for Huddersfield).

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

  • Bay Hall
  • Birchencliffe
  • Birkby
  • Bradley
  • Bradley Hall
  • Clay Moor
  • Deanhead
  • Deighton
  • Edgerton
  • Fartown
  • Getley Royd
  • Golcar
  • Greenhead
  • Heath House
  • Intack Head
  • Lightridge
  • Lindley
  • Longroyd Bridge
  • Longwood
  • Longwood House
  • Marsden
  • Marsh
  • Milnsbridge House
  • Olers
  • Paddock
  • Quarmby
  • Scammonden
  • Sheepridge
  • Slaithwaite
  • Spring Wood
  • West Wood
  • White Lee
  • Woodhouse
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]




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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:
    • (SE068192) Bottomley
    • (SE154197) Brackenhall
    • (SE055144) Bradshaw
    • (SE057165) Camp Hill
    • (SE122165) Cliff End
    • (SE085160) Clough Head
    • (SE137189) Cowcliffe
    • (SE032124) Hey Green
    • (SE105165) Leymoor
    • (SE102174) Longwood Edge
    • (SE115157) Milnsbridge
    • (SE096181) Mount
    • (SE144195) Netheroyd Hill
    • (SE092172) Nettleton Hill
    • (SE116173) Oakes
    • (SE081171) Outlane Moor
    • (SE068159) Pole Moor
    • (SE124184) Prince Royd
    • (SE105174) Salendine Nook
    • (SE088165) Scapegoat Hill
    • (SE082174) Slack
    • (SE098179) Snow Lea
    • (SE094149) Wellhouse
    • (SE068148) Wilberlee