Midgley  West Riding


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

MIDGLEY, a village and a township in Halifax parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on a lofty eminence, ¾ of a mile NW of Luddenden-foot r. station, and 4½ W by N of Halifax. The township contains also parts of the villages of Luddenden, Luddenden-foot, and Mytholmroyd. Acres, 2,110. ...

Real property, £6,797; of which £20 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851,2,393; in 1861, 2,842. Houses, 585. The manor belongs to T. Riley, Esq. Ewood Hall, Brearley Hall, Brearley House, EllenRoyd, Middlefoot, Brierhey, Dean House, White Lee, and Upper White Lee are chief residences. The surface is chiefly a mountainous tract on the N side of the vale of Calder. There are extensive cotton and worsted mills, a paper-mill, the church of Luddenden chapelry, an Independent chapel, a New Connexion Methodist chapel, and charities £39.

Midgley through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 13th June 2024

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