Holme  West Riding


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

HOLME, a village and a township in Holme-Bridge chapelry, Almondbury parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on an eminence at the head of Holmfirth valley, near the boundary with Cheshire and Derbyshire, 3 miles SW of Holmfirth r. station, and 9 SSW of Huddersfield. The township comprises 3, 990 acres. Real property, £2, 185; of which £405 are in quarries. Pop., 807. Houses, 141. Most of the surface is mountainous moorland, forming part of the backbone of England. The woollen manufactory is carried on.

Holme through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 05th April 2020

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