Scammonden  West Riding


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

SCAMMONDEN, or Dean-Head, a township-chapelry in Huddersfield parish, W. R. Yorkshire; 1¾ mile N W of Slaithwaite r. station, and 6 W by S of Huddersfield. It has a post-office under Huddersfield. Acres, 2,080. Real property, £2, 202. Pop., 1,012. Houses, 190. The property is much subdivided. Cotton-spinning and some fancy-woollen manufacture are carried on. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £200.* Patron, the Vicar of Huddersfield. The church was rebuilt in 1865. There are a Baptist chapel and a national school.

Scammonden through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th February 2020

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