Place:Tingley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameTingley
TypeVillage
Coordinates53.728°N 1.584°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoWest Ardsley, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish of which Tingley is a part
Ardsley (near Leeds), West Riding of Yorkshire, EnglandUrban district of which it was a part 1894-1937
Morley, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcity of which it was a part 1937-1974
Leeds (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
the following text is a condensation of an article in Wikipedia

Tingley is a settlement in West Yorkshire, England, forming part of the parish of West Ardsley and of the City of Leeds metropolitan borough.

Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is situated between Leeds, Wakefield and Bradford but considered part of Morley.

Tingley was part of the Ardsley Urban district 1894-1937, which also included West Ardsley and East Ardsley and was then part of Morley Municipal borough 1937-1974. The village once formed part of the former Municipal Borough of Morley, and is still classed as part of Morley in the census. However, it is technically separate, and is not governed by Morley Town Council.

The coal and woollen industries which provided much employment until well after World War II have now completely disappeared and Tingley is essentially a dormitory suburb. Within a five mile radius of the settlement lie the town centres of Morley, Leeds, Batley, Dewsbury, Ossett and Wakefield.

Historically, it was located in the ecclesiastical parish of Woodkirk (or West Ardsley) in the Agbrigg division of the Agbrigg and Morley Wapentake.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Tingley. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Woodkirk (or West Ardsley) provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
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