New Mill  West Riding


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

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.

New Mill through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 07th July 2022

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