Place:Farnley Tyas, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameFarnley Tyas
Alt namesWoodsome-Leessource: from redirect
Farnley Tyassource: from redirect
Farnley-Tyassource: Family History Library Catalog
Fereleiasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 315
Ferleisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 315
Woodsome Leessource: settlement in parish
TypeTownship, Urban district
Coordinates53.601°N 1.762°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoThurstonland and Farnley Tyas, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandurban district of which it was part 1925-1938
Kirkburton, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandurban district into which part was absorbed 1938-1974
Holmfirth, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandurban district into which part was absorbed 1938-1974
Kirklees, West Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality of which it has been part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Farnley Tyas has been since 1974 a small village in West Yorkshire, England 3 miles (4.8 km) south east of Huddersfield in the metropolitan district of Kirklees. It is located on a hilltop between Almondbury, Castle Hill, Thurstonland and Honley. It is mostly rural with farmland. Ecclesiastically it is part of the Parish of Almondbury with Farnley Tyas.

Farnley Tyas was a township until 1894 when it was made an urban district. In 1925 it was merged with the neighbouring Thurstonland Urban District to become Thurstonland and Farnley Tyas Urban District. This was abolished in 1938 under a County Review Order, with the majority of the district merging into the Kirkburton Urban District and the remainder into the Holmfirth Urban District.

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

"FARNLEY-TYAS, a township-chapelry in Almondbury parish, [West Riding of] Yorkshire; 1½ mile E by N of Berry-Brow [railway] station, and 4 SE by S of Huddersfield. It contains the hamlets of Farnley-Hey and Woodsome-Lees. Post town, Almondbury, under Huddersfield. Acres: 1,623. Real property: £2,307. Population: 702. Houses: 151. Buildingstone and coal are worked. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value: £100. Patron: the Earl of Dartmouth. The church is good."

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