Netherthong  West Riding


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

THONG (Nether), a township and a chapelry in Almondbury parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Holme, and on the Huddersfield and Holmfirth railway, 4½ miles S of Huddersfield; and contains Thongs-Bridge hamlet, which has a post-office under Huddersfield, and a r. station. ...

Acres, 850. Real property, £3,769. Pop., 1,097. Houses, 223. There are woollen manufactures and stone quarries.—The chapelry includes part of Honley township, and was constituted in 1842. Pop. in 1861, 1,640. Houses, 326. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £125.* Patron, the Vicar of Almondbury. The church was built in 1830. A workhouse, of Huddersfield district, was opened here in 1862, and had 200 inmates in 1868.

Netherthong through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th May 2022

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