Place:Clayton West, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameClayton West
Alt namesWest Clayton
TypeVillage, Urban district
Coordinates53.5951°N 1.6106°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
West Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoKirklees, West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan district in which it is now located
Denby Dale, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandurban district into which Clayton West was absorbed in 1938
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Clayton West is a village now located in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England. It had a population of 2,648 (2001 census) and 2,704 in 2008. It is 9 miles (14 km) southeast of Huddersfield and 7 miles (11 km) northwest of Barnsley.

It is now in the civil parish of Clayton West and High Hoyland. An attractive stone-built village, there is also a little light industry and a number of new housing developments. It was in a coal mining area.

Historically, Clayton West was in the ecclesiastical parish of High Hoyland in the wapentake of Staincross. From 1894 until 1938, Clayton West was an urban district in the West Riding of Yorkshire. In 1938 Clayton West Urban District was abolished and absorbed into the new urban district of Denby Dale.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Clayton West. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of High Hoyland provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Clayton West.
  • 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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