Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Morley

Morley, mun. bor. and township, Batley par., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 5 miles SW. of Leeds and 8 miles SE. of Bradford by rail, 2765 ac., pop. 15,011; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper; has woollen cloth trade, coal mining, and stone quarrying. Morley is mentioned in Domesday Book as a place of great importance in the West-Riding. It was made a mun. bor. in 1885.


(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "municipal borough and township"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Morley PA/AP/CP       Yorkshire AncC
Place: Morley

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