Northowram  West Riding


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

OWRAM (North), a village, a township, and a sub-district, in Halifax parish and district, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands 2 miles N E of Halifax; is a large place; and has a post-office under Halifax. The township contains also the villages of Boothtown, Shibden, and Queens-Head, and part of the borough of Halifax. ...

Acres, 3, 400. Real property, £47, 508; of which £1, 400 are in mines, and £2, 971 in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 15, 285; in 1861, 16, 178. Houses, 3, 445. Pop. of the part within Halifax borough, in 1861, 5, 334. Houses, 1, 118. The rural parts contain Upper Hough House, Bankfield, the Grange, Horley-Green, Salterlee, Under-cliff, Lower Brea, and other good residences. There are several worsted mills, card manufactories, a silk mill, collieries, extensive stone quarries, and a mineral spring. A church is at Hill-Top; was erected in 1861; and consists of nave, aisles, N transept, and chancel, with a lofty spire. Another church is at Haley-Hill, within Halifax borough. There are chapels for Independents, Baptists, Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists, and New Connexion Methodists. An endowed school, for educating 12 poor children, is at Boothtown; and alms-houses, founded in 1647, also are there.—The sub-district contains also Shelf township. Acres, 4, 750. Pop. in 1851, 18, 699; in 1861, 19, 240. Houses, 4, 101.

Northowram through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st May 2024

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