High Hoyland  West Riding


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

HOYLAND (HIGH), a village, a township, and a subdistrict in Wortley district, and a parish partly also in Huddersfield district, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on an eminence, 2¾ miles WNW of Darton r. station, and 5½ NW of Barnsley; and is a picturesque place.-The township comprises 836 acres. ...

Real property, £1, 133; of which £21 are in mines. Pop., 224. Houses, 46.—The parish contains also, in Wortley district, the township of West Clayton, which has a post office under Huddersfield; and, in Huddersfield district, the larger part of the township of Cumberworth. Acres, inclusive of all Cumberworth, 2, 864. Real property, inclusive of all C., £10, 360; of which £211 are in mines. Pop., inclusive of only the H. H. part of C., 3, 357. Houses, 679. The property is divided among a few. The manor of H. H. belongs to w. B. Beaumont, Esq.; and that of West Clayton, to the Earl of Scarborongh. There are several worsted mills; and the manufacture of fancywoollens and vestings, and the spinning of twine and flax, are carried on. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £455. * Patron, W. B. Beaumont, Esq. The church is good. The p. curacy of Scissctt is a separate benefice. There are four dissenting chapels, and charities £20.—The sub-district contains the two Wortley townships of H. H. parish, and a township of Penistone parish. Acres, 4, 804. Pop., 3, 569Houses, 745.

High Hoyland through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th May 2024

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