Long Preston  West Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Long Preston like this:

PRESTON (Long), a village, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in Settle district, W. R. Yorkshire. The .village stands on the river Ribble, and on the Leeds and Lancaster railway, 4 miles S by E of Settle; and has a station on the railway, a post-office under Leeds, and fairson 1 March, 28 Feb., and 4 Sept. ...

The township comprises 3, 533 acres. Real property, £5, 364. Pop., 536. Houses, 156. The parish contains also the townships of Wigglesworth, Hellifield, and West Halton, and comprises 13, 212 acres. Real property, £14, 338. Pop. in 1851, 1, 341; in 1861, 1, 206. Houses, 293. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to the Duke of Devonshire. Hellifield Peel is the seat of J. Hammer-ton, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £302.* Patron, Christchurch, Oxford. The church is old; was recently repaired; and consists of nave, aisles, transept, and chancel, with porch and low tower. There are-chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, six church schools, a mechanics' institute, ten alms-houses, and aggregate charities £206.—The sub-district contains also Tosside parish, and two townships of Gisburn. Acres, 14, 823. Pop., 1, 358. Houses, 319.

Long Preston through time

Long Preston is now part of Craven district. Click here for graphs and data of how Craven has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Long Preston itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Long Preston, in Craven and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 13th November 2019

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