In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ardsley East like this:
ARDSLEY (East), a parish in Wakefield district, W. R. Yorkshire; on the Leeds and Wakefield railway, 1½ mile from Ardsley station, and 3½ NW of Wakefield. It has a post office under Wakefield. Acres, 1,630. Real property, £3,963. Pop., 1,069. Houses, 219. The property is not much divided. Coal abounds; and there is a large woollen factory. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £369.* Patron, the Earl of Cardigan. The church is good; and there are a U. Free Methodist chapel and charities £14.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ardsley East, in Leeds and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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