Swillington  West Riding


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

SWILLINGTON, a parish in Hunslet district, W. R. Yorkshire; 2 miles NNE of Woodlesford r. station, and 5 E by S of Leeds. It includes part of Astley hamlet, and has a post-office under Leeds. Acres, 2,760. Real property, £8,243; of which £2,700 are in mines. Pop., 662. Houses, 138. ...

The manor, with S. Hall, belongs to SirH. Lowther, Bart. Leventhorpe Hall is the seat of J. T. Leather, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £510.* Patron, SirH. Lowther, Bart. The church is early English, with a Tudor tower. There are an endowed school with £18 a year, and charities £16.

Swillington through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th October 2020

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