Place:Linthwaite, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameLinthwaite
Alt namesLinfitsource: Wikipedia
TypeTown
Coordinates53.617°N 1.85°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoColne Valley, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandurban district in which it was located 1837-1974
Kirklees, West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough covering the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Linthwaite (known as Linfit in the local community) is a village now in the West Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is situated 4 miles (6 km) west of Huddersfield, on the A62 in the Colne Valley. The village together with Blackmoorfoot had a population of 3,835 according to the 2001 census.

The River Colne, Huddersfield Narrow Canal, the Huddersfield to Manchester rail line and A62 main road all pass near to the village. After they were constructed, textile mills were then built to produce cloth making use of the river. This led to the growth of the village. Linthwaite Hall on Linfit Fold was built around 1600.

Historically, Linthwaite was in the ecclesiastical parish of Almondbury in the Agbrigg Division of the wapentake of Agbrigg and Morley. From 1894 until 1937, it was an urban district. From 1937 until 1974 it was part of Colne Valley Urban District.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Linthwaite. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Almondbury provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Linthwaite.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to three maps for what is now South Yorkshire, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. These maps all blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding 1888. The "Sanitary Districts (which preceded the rural districts) for the whole of the West Riding.
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding South 1900. The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (the southern part of Bradford, the southern part of Leeds, the southern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the southern part of Selby, Goole Rural District, and all the divisions of Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Doncaster, Barnsley, Rotherham and Sheffield)
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the whole of the West Riding after the revisions of 1935.
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