Lindley  West Riding


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

LINDLEY, a village, a township, and a chapelry in Huddersfield parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on high ground, 2¼ miles NW by W of Huddersfield; commands a good view over that town and its neighbourhood; and has a post office ‡ under Huddersfield, a penny savings' bank, a church institute and reading-room, and a commodious mechanics' hall, erected in 1849, and including a library and readingroom.-The township contains also Birchin-Cliffe, and five other hamlets; and is sometimes called Lindleycum-Quarmby. ...

Acres, 2,210. Real property, £11,319; of which £400 are in mines. Pop. in 1851,3,584; in 1861,4,259. Houses, 876. The increase of pop. arose from the opening of several new mills. Many good villas, forming a suburb to Huddersfield, have recently been erected. A local board of health was established in 1860; and other improvements were made in subsequent years, and were in progress in 1866. Extensive industry is carried on in the manufacture of [lain of woollen and cotton cards for manufacturing uses, and in woollen scribbling and yarn spinning. Coal is largely worked.—The chapelry was constituted in 1842, and is conterminate with the township. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £200.* Patron, the Vicar of Huddersfield. The church is a neat stone edifice, in the pointed style; has a tower; and contains about 700 sittings. There are chapels for Wesleyans, New Connexion Methodists, and United Free Methodists at Lindley; and a chapel for Baptists at Salendine-Nook. There are also an endowed school and national schools; and the latter were built in 1865, at a cost of £1,250.

Lindley through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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