In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Clayton like this:
CLAYTON, a township and a chapelry in Bradford parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies 3½ miles W by S of Bradford; contains the villages of Clayton-Heights and Queens-Head; and has a post office under Bradford, Yorkshire. Acres, 1, 610. Real property, £9, 145; of which £825 are in mines, and £965 in quarries. ...
Pop., 5, 655. Houses, 1, 172. The woollen manufacture is extensively carried on. The chapelry does not include all the township; and was constituted in 1858. Pop., 3, 228. Houses, 674. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £55. Patron, the Vicar of Bradford. The church was built in 1851, and is in the decorated English style; and there are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, and a national school.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Clayton, in Bradford and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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