Otley  West Riding


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Otley like this:

Otley.-- market town, par., and township with ry. sta., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Wharfe, 10 miles N. of Bradford and 196½ miles from London - par., 23,759 ac., pop. 17,787; town and township, 2370 ac., pop. 6806; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Friday. Otley appears in Domesday Book as Othelia. It occupies a fine situation, and has many interesting associations. Machine-making is the principal industry; there are also worsted and leather mfrs., tanning, brick and tile making, printing, &c., and a good trade in agricultural produce.

Otley through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 10th August 2022

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