Ackworth  West Riding


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

ACKWORTH, a parish in Hemsworth district, W. R. Yorkshire; 3½ miles S of Pontefract r. station. It con tains Ackworth village and three hamlets, and has a post office‡ under Pontefract. Acres, 2,270. Real pro perty, £9,725. Pop., 1,813. Houses, 333. A. Park, A. House, and several good villas are chief residences. ...

Stone is largely quarried; and the kennels of the Badsworth hunt are here. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value, £403.* Patron, the Duchy of Lancaster. The church was rebuilt in 1851. There are chapels for Quakers, Wesleyans, and Roman Catholics, a large and famous Quakers' school, a training school for masters, two endowed schools, two other public schools, and charities £144.

Ackworth through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 26th January 2021

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