In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Scammonden like this:
SCAMMONDEN, or Dean-Head, a township-chapelry in Huddersfield parish, W. R. Yorkshire; 1¾ mile N W of Slaithwaite r. station, and 6 W by S of Huddersfield. It has a post-office under Huddersfield. Acres, 2,080. Real property, £2, 202. Pop., 1,012. Houses, 190. The property is much subdivided. Cotton-spinning and some fancy-woollen manufacture are carried on. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £200.* Patron, the Vicar of Huddersfield. The church was rebuilt in 1865. There are a Baptist chapel and a national school.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Scammonden, in Kirklees and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd April 2017
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