Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for LEATHLEY

LEATHLEY, a village, a township, and a parish in Otley district, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on an affluent of the river Wharfe, 3 miles NW of Arthing. ton r. station, and 3 NE of Otley; and is. a picturesque place.-The township comprises 1, 568 acres. Real property, £3, 489. Pop., 199. Houses, 44.—The parish contains also the township of Castley; and its post town is Otley. Acres, 2, 095. Real property, £4, 416. Pop., 272. Houses, 63. The property is divided among a few. The manor and much of the land belong to F. H. Fawkes, Esq. Leathley Hall is the seat of the Rev. A. Fawkes. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £302. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is very ancient, of various dates; comprises nave, three aisles, and transept, with a Norman tower; and contains several mural monuments. There are a Methodist chapel, an endowed school, a national school, and an hospital.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village, a township, and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Leathley CP/AP       Otley RegD       Yorkshire AncC
Place: Leathley

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