Place:Erringden, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

TypeHamlet, Civil parish
Coordinates53.734°N 2.011°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
West Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoTodmorden Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1939
Hepton Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1939-1974
Calderdale, West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan district in which it has been located since 1974
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Erringden is a civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale in West Yorkshire, England. Acording to the census, from 2001 to 2011, the population had dropped from 194 to 159.

Plans of an estate in Erringden produced in 1761 are the first known work by the land surveyor and engineer Robert Whitworth, who went on to become one of the leading canal engineers of his generation.

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

"ERRINGDEN, a township in Halifax parish, [West Riding of] Yorkshire; adjacent to the York and Manchester railway, 7 miles NNW of Halifax. It includes part of Hebden-Bridge village, and part of Mytholmroyd hamlet; and has a fair, at Erringden-Moor, on the Friday after 11 Oct. Acres: 2,980. Real property: £4,960; of which £28 are in quarries. Population: 1,764. Houses: 371."

Historically, Erringden was in the ecclesiastical parish of Halifax in the Morley Division of the wapentake of Agbrigg and Morley. From 1894 until 1939, Erringden was located in Todmorden Rural District and from 1939 until 1974 in Hepton Rural District.

Research Tips

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