Lofthouse  West Riding


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

LOFTHOUSE, a village, a township, and a chapelry in Rothwell parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands 1 mile E of the Leeds and Wakefield railway, and 3 N of Wakefield; and has a station, jointly with Outwood, on the railway, and a post office‡ under Wakefield.-The township contains also the hamlets of Ouzlewell-Green and Robin-Hood. ...

Acres, 1,088. Rated property, £2,443. Pop., 2,028 The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Lofthouse House, beLongs to J. Charlesworth, Esq. Lofthouse Hall is the seat of P. Ramskill, Esq. Stone is quarried at RobinHood and Lee-Moor. Large quantities of vegetables arr sent to the markets of the neighbouring towns. Cordage and twine are spun. -The chapelry contains also the township of Carlton, and is sometimes called Lofthousewith-Carlton. Acres, 1,916. Rated property, £4,351. Pop., 2,099. Carlton was the seat of a family called Hunts, who took their name from their addictment to the chase; and it has soap-works and cordage-makers. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £120. * Patron, the Vicar of Rothwell. The church was built in 1840; is a plain structure, in the early English style; and consists of nave and chancel, with bellturret. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school in Lofthouse, and a Wesleyan chapel and a Primitive Methodist chapel in Carlton.

Lofthouse through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th May 2024

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