Clayton  West Riding


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

CLAYTON, a township and a chapelry in Bradford parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies 3½ miles W by S of Bradford; contains the villages of Clayton-Heights and Queens-Head; and has a post office under Bradford, Yorkshire. Acres, 1, 610. Real property, £9, 145; of which £825 are in mines, and £965 in quarries. ...

Pop., 5, 655. Houses, 1, 172. The woollen manufacture is extensively carried on. The chapelry does not include all the township; and was constituted in 1858. Pop., 3, 228. Houses, 674. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £55. Patron, the Vicar of Bradford. The church was built in 1851, and is in the decorated English style; and there are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, and a national school.

Clayton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 13th June 2024

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