Wragby  West Riding


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

WRAGBY, a parish, with a village and five townships, in Hemsworth district, W. R. Yorkshire; 3½ miles SE of Oakenshaw r. station, and 5 SW of Pontefract. It has a post-office under Wakefield. Acres, 3,944. Real property of Ryhill and Wintersett townships, £3,291. Pop. of the parish, 594. ...

Houses, 122. Nostel Priory is the seat ofWynn, Esq. An Augustinian priory was founded here in 1121, by R. Adlove; and went by sale, about the end of the 16th century, to the Wynns. Coal and building-stone are worked; and bricks, tiles, and pipes are made. The living is a donative in the diocese of York. Value, £100.* Patron, Wynn, Esq. The church is later English. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school with £7 a year, and charities £15.

Wragby through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 09th April 2020

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