Liversedge  West Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Liversedge like this:

LIVERSEDGE, a township, a chapelry, and a subdistrict in Birstal parish, Dewsbury district, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the Cleckheaton branch of the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, midway between Huddersfield and Bradford; has a station on the railway, 9 miles NNE of Huddersfield; and contains the hamlets of Robert-Town, Little-Town, Heights, HighTown, and Millbridge, each of the two latter of which has a post office under Normanton. ...

Acres, 2,144. Real property, £23,376; of which £693 are in mines, £100 in quarries, and £600 in gas-works. Pop. in 1851,6,974; in 1861,8,176. Houses, 1,813. Many good residences are in varions parts, particularly at Heights. Manufactures of cloth, coverlets, carpets, cards, machines, wire, and chemicals are at Liversedge; manufactures of thread, cards, chemicals, and bricks are at Robert-Town; blanket manufactories, dye-works, scribbling-mills, and market-gardens, are at Little-Town; worsted and cotton mills and card manufacture are at High-Town; and Turkey carpet, rug, and woollen mills, an iron foundry, and card manufacture are at Millbridge.—The chapelry was constituted in 1860; and it includes only part of the township, the rest being included in RobertTown chapelry. Pop. in 1861,5,848. Houses, 1,299. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £300. * Patron, the Vicar of Birstal. The church was built in 1816, at a cost of £7,000. There are chapels for Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists, New Connexion Methodists, and United Free Methodists, and two national schools.—The sub-district contains also the township of Heckmondwike. Acres, 2,807. Pop., 14,520. Houses, 3,130.

Liversedge through time

Liversedge is now part of Kirklees district. Click here for graphs and data of how Kirklees has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Liversedge itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Liversedge, in Kirklees and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th May 2024

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