Birkenshaw  West Riding


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

BIRKENSHAW, a railway station, two hamlets, and a chapelry in Birstall parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The station bears the name of Birkenshaw and Tong; and is on the Gildersome branch of the Leeds and Halifax railway, 4½ miles SE of Bradford. The hamlets are Birkenshaw and Birkenshaw-Bottom; and stand near the r. ...

station, within Gomersal township; and the former has a post office under Leeds. The chapelry bears the name of Birkenshaw-cum-Hunsworth; and was constituted in 1842. Pop., 3,633. Houses, 756. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in collieries and woollen-mills. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £150.* Patron, the Vicar of Birstall. The church was built in 1829. There are a U. Free Methodist chapel, a mechanics' institute, and a national school.

Birkenshaw through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th May 2024

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