Leathley  West Riding


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

LEATHLEY, a village, a township, and a parish in Otley district, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on an affluent of the river Wharfe, 3 miles NW of Arthing. ton r. station, and 3 NE of Otley; and is. a picturesque place.-The township comprises 1, 568 acres. Real property, £3, 489. Pop., 199. ...

Houses, 44.—The parish contains also the township of Castley; and its post town is Otley. Acres, 2, 095. Real property, £4, 416. Pop., 272. Houses, 63. The property is divided among a few. The manor and much of the land belong to F. H. Fawkes, Esq. Leathley Hall is the seat of the Rev. A. Fawkes. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £302. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is very ancient, of various dates; comprises nave, three aisles, and transept, with a Norman tower; and contains several mural monuments. There are a Methodist chapel, an endowed school, a national school, and an hospital.

Leathley through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st May 2024

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