Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for THONG (Nether)

THONG (Nether), a township and a chapelry in Almondbury parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Holme, and on the Huddersfield and Holmfirth railway, 4½ miles S of Huddersfield; and contains Thongs-Bridge hamlet, which has a post-office under Huddersfield, and a r. station. Acres, 850. Real property, £3,769. Pop., 1,097. Houses, 223. There are woollen manufactures and stone quarries.—The chapelry includes part of Honley township, and was constituted in 1842. Pop. in 1861, 1,640. Houses, 326. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £125.* Patron, the Vicar of Almondbury. The church was built in 1830. A workhouse, of Huddersfield district, was opened here in 1862, and had 200 inmates in 1868.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a township and a chapelry"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Almondbury CP/AP       Yorkshire AncC
Place names: NETHER THONG     |     THONG     |     THONG NETHER
Place: Netherthong

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