In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Badsworth like this:
BADSWORTH, a township and a parish in Hems worth district, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies 5 miles S of Pontefract r. station, and has a post office under Pontefract. Acres, 1,529. Real property, £2,073. Pop., 219. Houses, 44. The parish includes also the townships of Upton and Thorpe-Audlin. ...
Acres, 3,815. Real property, £5,915. Pop., 744. Houses, 158. The property is divided among a few. Badsworth Hall is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value, £596.* Patron, the Earl of Derby; The church is later English. There are three Methodist chapels, a national school, and charities £47.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Badsworth, in Wakefield and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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