Haworth  West Riding


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

HAWORTH, a village, a township, a chapelry, and a sub-district, in Bradford parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The village lies on a hill-slope, adjacent to the Worth Valley railway, 9¼ miles WNW of Bradford; consists chiefly of a steep narrow street of poor houses; possesses interest as the home and burial-place of the novelist Brontë; and has a post-office‡ under Keighley, a r. ...

station, a church, four dissenting chapels, a grammar school with £85 from endowment, and other charities with £35. The Worth V. railway is from Keighley, 4 miles to the NNE; and was opened in the latter part of 1865. The church was founded in the 14th century, rebuilt in the time of Henry VII., and afterwards enlarged; has a square embattled tower; and contains, close to the communion rails, the tombs of the Brontë family. Fairs are held on Easter Monday, and the first Monday after Michaelmas; and there are several extensive worsted mills.—The township contains also the hamlets of Stanbury, Far-Oxenhope, and Near-Oxenhope. Acres, 10,540. Real property, £14,799; of which £10 are in mines, and £235 in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 6,848; in 1861, 5,896. Houses, 1,275. The manor belongs to William Ferrand, Esq. Much of the land is moor; and nearly half is uncultivated.—The chapelry includes only part of the township; the rest being assigned to Oxenhope chapelry. Pop, of H. chapelry, in 1861, 3,016. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £180.* Patrons, the Vicar of Bradford and certain Trustees.—The sub-district is conterminate with the township, and is in Keighley district.

Haworth through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 15th July 2024

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