Upperthong  West Riding


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

THONG (Upper), a township-chapelry in Almondbury parish, W. R. Yorkshire; 6 miles S by W of Huddersfield. It contains part of Holmfirth, which has a post-office under Huddersfield, and a r. station. Acres, 710. Real property, £7,977; of which £414 are in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 2,463; in 1861, 2,690. Houses, 543. There are many genteel residences. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £162.* Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop. The church was built in 1847. There are three dissenting chapels.

Upperthong through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th February 2020

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