Manningham  West Riding


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

MANNINGHAM, a township and two chapelries in Bradford parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The township comprises the NW suburb of Bradford; extends 2 miles N W of the town; has a station on the B. and Leeds railway; and contains three hamlets. Acres, 1, 295. Real property, £41,752; of which £1,087 are in quarries, and £1,820 in mines. ...

Pop. in 1 851,9,604; in 1861,12,889. Houses, 2,679. Manningham Hall, with much of the land, belongs to S.Lister, Esq. The hall was built near the end of last century, on the site of a previous Mansion, long in possession of the Listers; and is surrounded by a park. Clock House, Whetley Hill, and Bolton Royds also are chief residences; and many houses of a. superior class have been erected since 1851. Many of the inhabitants are employed in the worsted and stuff

Manufactures.—The two chapelries are St. Jude and St. Paul, and were constituted in 1 844 and 1846. Pop., in 1861, of St. Jude, 5,891; of St. Panl, 5,283. The living of St. J. is a p. curacy, of St. P. a vicarage, in the diocese of Ripon. Values, £300 * and £150.* Patron of St. J., the Vicar of Bradford; of St. P., J. Hollings, Esq. St. Jude's church stands in Lumb-lane; and was erected in 1843, at a cost of about £3,000. St. Paul's church was erected in 1847, and twice enlarged prior to 1867, a tan aggregate cost of about £6,000, all defrayed by J. Hollings, Esq.; and is a handsome edifice in the early English style. There are a very fine Independent chapel, a Wesleyan chapel enlarged in 1865, a national school, and Wesleyan schools in the Tudor style erected in 1865.

Manningham through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st May 2024

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