Calverley  West Riding


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

CALVERLEY, a village, a township, a subdistrict, and a parish, in Bradford district, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands adjacent to the river Aire and to the Leeds and Bradford railway, 4½ miles NE of Bradford; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Leeds. The township includes also the hamlets of Woodhall-Hill, Womersley-Row, and Bagley, and parts of the villages of Apperley-Bridge, Rodley, and Stanningley; and bears the name of Calverley-with-Farsley. ...

Acres, 3,500. Real property, £15,857; of which £300 are in mines, and £330 in quarries. Pop., 5,559. Houses, 1,231. The subdistrict is conterminate with the township. The parish includes also the townships of Pudsey, Bolton, and Idle. Acres, 8,998. Rated property, £52,195. Pop. in 1841, 21,039; in 1861, 28,563. Houses, 6,354. The property is much subdivided. Calverley Hall was the seat of the ancient family of Calverley, and the scene, in 1604, of the subject of the "Yorkshire Tragedy," erroneously ascribed to Shakspeare; and was converted, early in the present century, into separate tenements for manufacturers. Many of the inhabitants are employed in woollen and worsted mills. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Bolton, in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £230.* Patron, the Bishop of Ripon. The church is good. The chapelries of Farsley, Pudsey, St. Paul's, and Idle are separate benefices. There are four dissenting chapels, a mechanics' institute, four public schools, and charities £54.

Calverley through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th May 2024

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