Adel  West Riding


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

ADDLE, or Adel, a township and a parish in Otley district, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies near Horsforth r. station, and 6 miles NNW of Leeds; and it is joined to Eccup, forming Addle-cum-Eccup. Acres, 4,576. Real property, £6,160. Pop., 801. Houses, 145. The parish contains also the township of Arthington. ...

Post Town, Horsforth under Leeds. Acres, 6,356. Real property, £9,900. Pop., 1,145. Houses, 208. The Leeds waterworks are within Addle township. Remains of the Roman town Burgodunum and other antiquities, are on Rumbold's moor, 1,808 feet high. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £623.* Patron, John Murray, Esq. The church is a very fine Norman edifice, of date prior to 1100. The vicarage of Arthington is separate. Charities, £84.

Adel through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th May 2024

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