Keighley  West Riding


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Keighley like this:

Keighley (pronounced Keithley), mun. bor., market town, and par., N. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 9 miles NW. of Bradford and 222 miles from London by rail - par., 10,132 ac., pop. 30,395; bor., 1850 ac., pop. 25,247; 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Wednesday. Through the variety and importance of its mfrs. ...

Keighley during recent years has made great progress. Among its industries are the Bradford stuff trade, the mfr. of weaving machinery and tools, also washing, wringing, and sewing machines, and large works for the making of iron implements of many descriptions, including gas and water mains. The town is pleasantly situated among the hills surrounding Airedale. Keighley was incorporated in 1882.

Keighley through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 30th May 2024

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