Barwick in Elmet  West Riding


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

BARWICK-IN-ELMETT, a township in Tadcaster district, and a parish in Tadcaster and Hunslet districts, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies 2½ miles N of Garforth r. station, and 8 ENE of Leeds; includes the hamlets of Barrowby, Crosgates, Barnbow, Hiddle, Morwick, Potterton, Scholes, and Stanks, and part of Win moor; and has a post office under South Milford. ...

Acres, 6,400. Real property, £9,721. Pop., 1,804. Houses, 386. The parish includes also the township of Roundhay. Acres, 8,030. Real property, £15,432. Pop., 2,374. Houses, 496. The property is not much divided. Traces of a castle, said to have been the residence of Edwin, King of Northumbria, occur on Hall Tower hill. A monastery, founded about 730, stood somewhere in the parish. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £770.* Patron, the Duchy of Lancaster. The church is good; and there are charities £32. The chapelries of Manston and Roundhay are separate benefices. The workhouse of Tadcaster district is in Barwick township.

Barwick in Elmet through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th May 2024

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