Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Ossett (with Gawthorpe)

Ossett (with Gawthorpe), town and township with ry. sta., Dewsbury par., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 2½ miles W. of Wakefield by rail, 3105 ac., pop. 10,957; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 2 newspapers. There are coal mines, woollen cloth mills, a woollen machine manufactory, a large cotton manufactory, and (at South Osset) 2 mineral springs, similar to those at Cheltenham. Ossett with Gawthorpe is a local government district.


(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "town and township"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Dewsbury CP/AP/Tn       Yorkshire AncC
Place: Ossett

Go to the linked place page for a location map, and for access to other historical writing about the place. Pages for linked administrative units may contain historical statistics and information on boundaries.