Low Moor  West Riding


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

LOWMOOR, a village and two chapelries in North Bierley township, Bradford parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands adjacent to the Lancashire and Yorkshire and the Leeds, Bradford, and Halifax Junction railways, 3 miles SE of Bradford; is a large place; and has a station on the railways, and a post office‡ under Bradford, Yorkshire. ...

Very extensive ironworks are here, and were commenced about the beginning of the present century. The proprietors of the ironworks, jointly with M. Wilson, Esq., are lords of the manor and chief landowners of North Bierley township. Lowmoor House, Odsal House, and Royds Hall are chief residences.-The two chapelries are St. Mark and Holy Trinity. St. Mark's was constituted in 1858. Rated property, £2,674. Pop. in 1861,1,563. Houses, 310. The property is divided among a few. Holy Trinity chapelry was constituted in 1865, and has a pop. of about 6,000. The livings are p. curacies in the diocese of Ripon. Value of St. Mark, £170; of Holy Trinity, £350. * Patron of St. Mark, G. Hardy, Esq.; of Holy Trinity, the Vicar of Bradford. The church of St. Mark was built in 1857, chiefly at the expense of the Iron Company. The church of Holy Trinity was built in 1606, enlarged in 1836, and extensively repaired in 1856; is in the pointed style; and consists of nave, transepts, and chancel, with tower and spire. There are a Wesleyan chapel and national schools.

Low Moor through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 29th May 2024

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