Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for NEWMILL

NEWMILL, a village, a chapelry, and a sub-district, in Kirkburton parish, Huddersfield district, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands in a valley, 2 miles N E of Holmfirth r. station, and 6 S S E of Huddersfield; is a large place; and has a post-office‡ under Huddersfield, some large woollen mills, and fairs on the Monday before the last Wednesday of Feb., the first Wednesday of Aug., and the Wednesday after 14 Nov. The chapelry was constituted in 1843. Pop. in 1861, 2, 803. Houses, 529. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to S. W. L. Fox, Esq. A large reservoir of Dewsbury water-works is at Broadstone. Coal is found. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £150.* Patron, the Vicar of Kirkburton. The church stands on an eminence; was built in 1830, at a cost of £4,000; and is a neat stone structure, in a mixed style, with a tower. There are a national school for boys and girls, and an infant school.—The sub-district contains the townships of Fulstone and Hepworth, and part of the townships of Wooldale and Cartworth. Acres, 9, 760. Pop., 6, 322. Houses, 1, 189.


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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village, a chapelry, and a sub-district"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Kirkburton CP/AP       Huddersfield PLU/RegD       Yorkshire AncC
Place: New Mill

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