Place:Cartworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameCartworth
Alt namesCheteruurdesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 314
Cheteuuordesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 314
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.552°N 1.779°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
West Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoKirklees, West Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which Cartworth is now located
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


Cartworth is a civil parish located to the south of Huddersfield town centre. It is immediately north of the parish of Holmfirth.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Cartworth from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"CARTWORTH, a township in Kirkburton parish, [West Riding of] Yorkshire; on a branch of the river Colne, 6 miles S of Huddersfield. It includes part of the village of Holmfirth, and part of the hamlet of Scholes. Acres: 2,820. Real property: £7,930; of which £122 are in quarries. Population: 2,503. Houses: 503. Many of the inhabitants are employed in the woollen manufacture."

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Cartworth. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Kirkburton provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Cartworth.
  • An online map supplied by Vision of Britain illustrating the boundaries between civil parishes in the Cartworth area.