Bardsey  West Riding


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

BARDSEY, a township in Tadcaster district, and a parish partly also in Otley district, W. R. Yorkshire. The township is united to Rigton, under the name of Bardsey-cum-Rigton; lies 5 miles SW by S of Wetherby r. station; and has a post office, of the name of Rigton, under Otley. Acres, 2,745. Real property, £2,920. ...

Pop., 295. Houses, 65. The parish includes also the township of Wothersome, and part of that of Wike. Acres, 3,437. Real property, with the rest of Wike, £4,524. Pop., 318. Houses, 69. The property is divided among a few. Bardsey Grange was probably the birthplace of Congreve, the poet and dramatist; and was the occasional residence and the deathplace of Francis Thorpe, the notorious Baron of the Exchequer. Castle Hill, a little north of the village, was the site of a Roman fort. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £300.* Patron, G. L. Fox, Esq. The church is good early Norman. A school has £20 from endowment, and other charities £5.

Bardsey through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th October 2021

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