Adwalton  West Riding


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

ADWALTON, or Adderton, a hamlet in Drighlington township, Birstal parish, W. R. Yorkshire; 5½ miles SW of Leeds. It has a joint station with Drighlington on the Gildersome branch of the Leeds, Bradford, and Halifax Junction railway. It was formerly a market town; and it still has fairs on 26 Jan., 6 Feb., 9 Mar., Easter Thursday, Whit-Thursday, 5 Nov., and 23 Dec. Adwalton Moor, in the neighbourhood, was the scene, in 1642, of the defeat of Fairfax by the Earl of Newcastle.

Additional information about this locality is available for Drighlington

Adwalton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th February 2021

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