Menston  West Riding


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

MENSTONE, a township, with a village, in Otley parish, W. R. Yorkshire; under Rumbolds-Moor, 3 miles SW of Otley. Acres, 1,132. Real property, £2,017. Pop. in 1851,449; in 1861,318. Houses, 70. The decrease of pop. was caused by the substitution of machine-combing for hand-combing in worsted factories. The manor belongs to F. H. Fawkes, Esq. There are a room used for church service and a Wesleyan chapel.

Menston through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 30th May 2024

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