Wooldale  West Riding


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

WOOLDALE, a township, with a village, in Kirk-Burton parish, W. R. Yorkshire; ¾ mile NE of Holmfirth. It includes part of Holmfirth town, the hamlets of Totties and Lydgate, and part of Scholes. Acres, 2 370. Real property, £10,281. Pop. in 1851, 5,600; in 1861, 5,322. Houses, 1,079. The manor belongs to S. W. L. Fox, Esq. There are woollen manufactories, fulling mills, two dissenting chapels, and two public schools.

Wooldale through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd May 2024

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