Hellifield  West Riding


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

HELLIFIELD, a township in Long Preston parish, W. R. Yorkshire; on the river Ribble, and on the North Midland railway, 5 miles SSE of Settle. It has a station on the railway and a post office under Leeds. Acres, 3, 381. Real property, £3, 619. Pop., 272. Houses, 55. The manor belonged to Helge, the Saxon; passed to the Pereys and the Knolles; and belongs now to James Hammerton, Esq. Hellifield Peel, Mr. Hammerton's seat, was built in the time of Henry VI., and is said to have been originally moated.

Hellifield through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th May 2024

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