Middleton  West Riding


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

MIDDLETON, a village, a township, and a chapelry in Rothwell parish W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on an eminence, 4 miles S of Leeds r. station; and commands extensive views. The township contains also the hamlet of Belle-Isle. Post town, Leeds. Acres, 1,797. Real property, £9,261; of which £4,400 are in mines, and £30 in quarries. ...

Pop., 902. Houses, 207. There are several extensive collieries; and a tram road goes to the Bradling wharf at Leeds.—The chapelry is more extensive than the township, and was constituted in 1849. Pop., 1,360. Houses, 292. The living is a pcuracy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £140. * Patron, the Vicar of Rothwell. The church was built in 1846; is in the early English style; and consists of nave, aisles, N transept, and chancel, with tower and spire.

Middleton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 12th April 2024

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