Kellington  West Riding


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

KELLINGTON, a village, a township, and a parish, in Pontefract district, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands near the river Aire, 1 mile N by W of Whitley r. station, and 6½ ENE of Pontefract; and has a post office under Normanton.-The township comprises 1, 679 acres. Real property, £3, 231. ...

Pop., 300. Houses, 67.—The parish contains also the townships of Beaghall, Whitley, and Eggbrough. Acres, 7, 233. Real property, £12, 557. Pop., 1, 443. Houses, 320. The property is much subdivided. Earl Cathcart is a landowner. Roall, a picturesque old house, with remains of a fine gateway, was long the seat of the Earnshaws. The pastures are notable for their sheep and cattle. Malting is largely carried on; and there are corn and bone mills. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £370.* Patron, Trinity College, Cambridge. The church is old but good, and has a tower. There are a chapel of ease in Whitley, erected in 1860, Wesleyan chapels in all the four townships, and charities £5.

Kellington through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th November 2021

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