In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Eccleshill like this:
ECCLESHILL, a township-chapelry in Bradford parish, W. R. Yorkshire; on the river Aire, adjacent to the Leeds and Lancaster railway, near Apperley station, 3 miles NNE of Bradford. It includes part of Apperley-Bridge village; and has a post office under Leeds. Acres, 1, 070. Real property, £10, 549; of which £260 are in mines. ...
Pop., 4, 482. Houses, 1, 038. Many of the inhabitants are employed in the woollen trade. The chapelry was constituted in 1858. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £64.* Patron, the Vicar of Bradford. The church is modern; and there are five dissenting chapels, two public schools, and a mechanics' institute built in 1869.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Eccleshill, in Bradford and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th March 2017
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