Place:Halton West, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameHalton West
TypeHamlet, Civil parish
Coordinates53.985°N 2.239°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoSettle Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Craven District, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
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Halton West is a village and civil parish which, since 1974, has been in the Craven District of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the River Ribble and about 7 miles north of Barnoldswick.

Historically, Halton West was in the ecclesiastical parish of Long Preston in Staincliffe Wapentake. From 1894 until 1974, Halton West was located in Settle Rural District. In 1974 the area became part of the Craven District of North Yorkshire.

GENUKI provides a description of Halton West including reference to the family of Talbot of Bashall which died out about 1660.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Halton West. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Long Preston provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Halton West.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to 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. Those listed here provide data for the part of the West Riding that transferred to North Yorkshire in 1974 plus the northern parts of Leeds and Bradford. 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 Northern part of the West Riding 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 Northern part of the West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the northern part of the West Riding (mostly Settle, Skipton, Ripon and Pateley Bridge, and Nidderdale, with sections of Wharfedale and Wetherby) after the revisions of 1935.
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