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Wibsey (population 14,530 - 2001 UK census) is a ward in the Metropolitan Borough of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. Wibsey is named after Wibsey village which makes up the main part of the ward. As well as the area of Wibsey, the ward includes the area of Bankfoot to the east and much of the area of Odsal. It is located on a ridge which runs from the city centre, up to Queensbury, which has been credited as the highest market town in England.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Wibsey.
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Deighton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "WIBSEY, a village and a chapelry in Bradford parish, [West Riding of] Yorkshire. The village stands 2 miles SSW of Bradford [railway] station; and has horse fairs on 5 Oct. and 25 Nov. The chapelry includes Wibsey-Bankfoot and Wibsey-Slack hamlets; the former of which has a post-office under Bradford, Yorkshire. Population: not separately returned. Most of the inhabitants are employed in mines, iron-works, foundries, and worsted mills. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £275. Patron, the Vicar of Bradford. The church is good."
Historically, Wibsey was in the ecclesiastical parish of Bradford in the Morley Division of the wapentake of Agbrigg and Morley. It was incorporated into Bradford in 1899. Prior to that it had been within the civil parish of North Bierley.
- GENUKI on Wibsey. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
- The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Bradford provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
- A Vision of Britain through Time on Wibsey.
- A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to four maps of the West Riding, 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 North 1900 The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (rural districts of Sedbergh, Settle, Skipton, Pateley Bridge, Ripon, Knaresborough, Great Ouseburn, Clitheroe, Wharfedale, Wetherby, York, Bishopthorpe, Keighley, the northern part of Bradford, the northern part of Leeds, the northern part of Hunslet Urban District, the northern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the northern part of Selby Rural District)
- Ordnance Survey West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the whole of the West Riding after the revisions of 1935.