Alverthorpe  West Riding


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

ALVERTHORPE, a village, a township, a chapelry, and a subdistrict in Wakefield parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands near the Midland railway, 1½ mile NW of Wakefield; and has a post office under Wakefield. The township bears the name of Alverthorpe with-Thornes; lies partly within the borough boundaries of Wakefield; and contains the hamlets of Fanshaw, Kirkham-Gate, and Silcoates, and part of the hamlet of Newton. ...

Acres, 3,153. Real property, £23,690. Pop., 6,645. Houses, 1,423. The property is much subdivided.—The chapelry was constituted in 1830. Pop., 4,590. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £300.* Patron, the Vicar of Wakefield. The church is large, modern, and handsome. There are three Methodist chapels, the Northern Congregational grammar school, four national schools, and charities £50.-The subdistrict is co-extensive with the township.

Alverthorpe through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 10th December 2019

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