In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Rishworth like this:
RISHWORTH, a township in Halifax parish, W. R. Yorkshire; 6 miles S W of Halifax. Acres, 6, 190. Real property, £4, 551. Pop. in 1851, 1, 540; in 1861, 1, 244. Houses, 252. The manor belongs to the trustees of the Savile estates. Cotton-spinning and paper-making are carried on. There is a large endowed school, givingboard and education to 30 boys in the upper department, to 25 boys in the lower department, and to 15 girls.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Rishworth, in Calderdale and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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