In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Fixby like this:
FIXBY, a township in Halifax parish, W. R. Yorkshire; on the York and Manchester railway, 3½ miles NNW of Huddersfield. Acres, 890. Real property, £2, 109. Pop., 388. Houses, 75. Fixby Hall is the seat of the Thornhills.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Fixby has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Kirklees. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Fixby and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Fixby, in Kirklees and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th May 2013
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