Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for FEATHERSTONE

FEATHERSTONE, a township and a parish in Pontefract district, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies adjacent to the Knottingley and Wakefield railway, 2½ miles W by S of Pontefract; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Pontefract. Acres, 1, 310. Real property, £2, 655. Pop., 353. Houses, 71. The parish contains also the townships of Whitwood, Ackton, and Purston-Jaglin. Acres, 4, 273. Real property, £16, 240; of which £2, 950 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 1, 274; in 1861, 2, 406. Houses, 480. The increase of pop. arose from increased working of coal-mines. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, 256.* Patron, Christ Church, Oxford. The church is ancient The rectories of Whitwood-St. Philip and Whitwood-Mere are separate benefices. There are two Wesleyan chapels, a national school, and charities £10.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

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Feature Description: "a township and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Featherstone CP/AP/Tn       Pontefract PLU/RegD       Yorkshire AncC
Place: Featherstone

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