Badsworth  West Riding


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.

Badsworth through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd June 2018

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