Rishworth  West Riding


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

RISHWORTH, a township in Halifax parish, W. R. Yorkshire; 6 miles S W of Halifax. Acres, 6, 190. Real property, £4, 551. Pop. in 1851, 1, 540; in 1861, 1, 244. Houses, 252. The manor belongs to the trustees of the Savile estates. Cotton-spinning and paper-making are carried on. There is a large endowed school, givingboard and education to 30 boys in the upper department, to 25 boys in the lower department, and to 15 girls.

Rishworth through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 28th February 2020

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