In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Netherthong like this:
THONG (Nether), a township and a chapelry in Almondbury parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Holme, and on the Huddersfield and Holmfirth railway, 4½ miles S of Huddersfield; and contains Thongs-Bridge hamlet, which has a post-office under Huddersfield, and a r. station. Acres, 850. Real property, £3,769. Pop., 1,097. Houses, 223. There are woollen manufactures and stone quarries.The chapelry includes part of Honley township, and was constituted in 1842. Pop. in 1861, 1,640. Houses, 326. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £125.* Patron, the Vicar of Almondbury. The church was built in 1830. A workhouse, of Huddersfield district, was opened here in 1862, and had 200 inmates in 1868.
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 Netherthong 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 Netherthong and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Netherthong, in Kirklees and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th July 2014
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