Golcar  West Riding


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

GOLCAR, a village, a township-chapelry, and a sub-district in Huddersfield district, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands adjacent to the Manchester and Leeds railway, 3½ miles W by S of Huddersfield; and has a station on the railway, and a post office‡ under Hudders-field. -The chapelry includes also the village of Well-house; is in Huddersfield parish; and is separated by the river Colne from Almondbury. ...

Acres, 1, 560. Real property, £10, 105. Pop. in 1851, 4, 212; in 1861, 5, 110. Houses, 1, 019. Many of the inhabitants are employed in cloth manufacture; and the increase of pop. arose from the opening of new mills. There are mineral spa-baths, in much repute. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £300.* Patron, the Vicar of Huddersfield. The church was built in 1830 is in the early English style; and has a tower and spire. There are chapels for Baptists, Wesleyans, and New Connexion Methodists, two national schools, and a workhouse.—The sub-district includes also three other townships of Huddersfield parish. Acres, 6, 760. Pop., 13, 783. Houses, 2, 769.

Golcar through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th May 2024

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