Place:Holme, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesHolnesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 317
In duabus Holnesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 317
Holme Bankssource: hamlet in parish
Holme (village)source: main village of parish
Holmwoodssource: hamlet in parish
Holmewoodssource: another spelling
Lane Villagesource: hamlet in parish
Mount Farmsource: hamlet in parish
Wood Hey Laithesource: hamlet in parish
Yateholmesource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish, Urban district
Coordinates53.549°N 1.839°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1937)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoAlmondbury, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish in which it was located
Holmfirth, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was part absorbed 1937
Penistone, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was part absorbed 1937
Kirklees, West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough covering the area since 1974
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Holme is a small rural village 2.5 miles (4 km) southwest of the town of Holmfirth and 9.7 miles (16 km) from Tintwistle on the edge of the Pennines in northern England. It is between Holmbridge and Lane Village in West Yorkshire close to the border with Derbyshire. It lies on the boundary of the Peak District National Park, with some properties split to lie partially outside of it.

The water seeping from the surrounding moorland is the source of the River Holme, which passes down through the Holme Valley to Huddersfield, where it flows into the River Colne. It is accessed by the A6024 Woodhead Road.

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Holme Urban District existed from 1894 until 1937 when it was split between Holmfirth and Penistone urban districts. In the 19th century it was a township in the ancient parish of Almondbury and in the Huddersfield Registration District.

The township of Holme included the following hamlets which are all redirected here: Lane Village, Holme Banks, Holme (village), Holmwoods, Mount Farm, Wood Hey Laithe, and Yateholme. The only descriptions found are as follows:

Wood Hey Laith

Wood Hey Laith was a collection of two to three farm dwellings which were abandoned and demolished before the 1930's so that human activity would not contaminate the drinking water catchment above Brownhill and Ramsden reservoirs (Batley Water Corporation - Now Yorkshire Water PLC)

There were two families in 1891 census and two uninhabited dwellings in 1901 census; these are thought to have been demolished before 1930.

Nearby Mount Farm had one inhabited house and one uninhabited in the 1881, 1891 and 1901 censuses. It is believed the dwelling was abandoned and demolished in the 1930s. A living relative of the author remembers living there as a young girl. The main inhabitants, the Howard family, moved to nearby Lane Village, which was also under threat from the Water Corporation, but survived and became repopulated.

Image:Wood Hey Laithe.jpg

Segment of old map showing the shape of the hamlet and nearby Mount Farm


"Yateholme, or Gateham, a farmhouse in the township of Holme, and parish of Almondbury, 9 miles south of Huddersfield." (Source:GENUKI)

Research Tips

  • user:Dsrodgers34 has a particular interest in the place - he has a one-place study and reconstitution active on his WeRelate "home" page HolmeVillageHome
  • British History Online (Victoria County Histories) do not cover the West Riding of Yorkshire
  • GENUKI has a page on all three ridings of Yorkshire and pages for each of the ecclesiastical parishes in the county. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each. The list is based on a gazetteer dated 1835 and there may have been a number of alterations to the parish setup since then. However, it is worthwhile information for the pre civil registration era. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and the submitter is very firm about his copyright. This should not stop anyone from reading the material.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date from more recent data. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851 which gives the registration district and wapentake for each parish, together with statistics from the 1851 census for the area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, Yorkshire West Riding, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72.
  • The above three maps indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.
  • Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England page.
  • In March 2018 Ancestry announced that its file entitled "Yorkshire, England: Church of England Parish Records, 1538-1873" has been expanded to include another 94 parishes (across the three ridings) and expected it to be expanded further during the year. The entries are taken from previously printed parish registers.
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