Queensbury  West Riding


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

QUEENSBURY, or Queenshead, a large village and a chapelry, partly in Northowram township, Halifax parish, and partly in Clayton township, Bradford parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands 3½ miles N N E of Halifax r. station; grew rapidly from the size of a small village to the size of a small town; changed its name recently from Queenshead to Queensbury; carries on extensive alpaca, mohair, and worsted-spinning manufacture, with employment of about 3,000 hands; and has a post-office † under Halifax, an Albert memorial, a church, five dissenting chapels, a large national school, a literary and scientific institution, a fire brigade, and a fair on the last Wednesday of Aug. ...

The Albert memorial was erected in 1863; has the form of an Eleanor cross, 40 feet high, on a base 14 feet square, with a drinking-fountain on each side; and is adorned, within the arches, with a statue of the late Prince Consort, and a number of emblematic statues. The church was built in 1843; is in the pointed style; and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a pinnacled tower. The chapelry was constituted in 1845. Pop. in 1861, 5, 850. Houses, 1, 226. Pop. of the Northowram portion, 3, 423. Houses, 728. The property is much subdivided. Shibden Hall, Harrowins House, and Prospect House, are chief residences. Stone is quarried, and coal is mined. The living is a p.curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £300. Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop.

Queensbury through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th May 2024

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