Place:Manningham, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

TypeSuburb, City district
Coordinates53.805°N 1.764°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
West Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoBradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcity of which it was a part until 1974
Bradford (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Manningham is an historically industrial-workers area of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, approximately a mile north of the Bradford City Centre.


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Manningham holds a wealth of industrial history, including mill buildings, Imposing wool merchants houses and back-to-back terraced houses. It is the old Jewish area of Bradford. Many of Manningham's German community later migrated to the Heaton area of the city.

Manningham was the location of the Manningham Riot (June 1995) and the Bradford Riots (July 2001).

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

"MANNINGHAM, a township and two chapelries in Bradford parish, [West Riding of] Yorkshire. The township comprises the NW suburb of Bradford; extends 2 miles N W of the town; has a station on the [Bradford] and Leeds railway; and contains three hamlets. Acres, 1,295. Real property, £41,752; of which £1,087 are in quarries, and £1,820 in mines. Pop. in 1851: 9,604; in 1861: 12,889. Houses: 2,679.
"Manningham Hall, with much of the land, belongs to S.Lister, Esq. The hall was built near the end of last century, on the site of a previous Mansion, long in possession of the Listers; and is surrounded by a park. Clock House, Whetley Hill, and Bolton Royds also are chief residences; and many houses of a superior class have been erected since 1851. Many of the inhabitants are employed in the worsted and stuff manufactures.
"The two chapelries are St. Jude and St. Paul, and were constituted in 1844 and 1846. Pop., in 1861, of St. Jude, 5,891; of St. Panl, 5,283. The living of St. J. is a p. curacy, of St. P. a vicarage, in the diocese of Ripon. Values, £300 * and £150.* Patron of St. J., the Vicar of Bradford; of St. P., J. Hollings, Esq. St. Jude's church stands in Lumb-lane; and was erected in 1843, at a cost of about £3,000. St. Paul's church was erected in 1847, and twice enlarged prior to 1867, a tan aggregate cost of about £6,000, all defrayed by J. Hollings, Esq.; and is a handsome edifice in the early English style. There are a very fine Independent chapel, a Wesleyan chapel enlarged in 1865, a national school, and Wesleyan schools in the Tudor style erected in 1865."

Historically, Manningham was in the ecclesiastical parish of Bradford in the Morley Division of the wapentake of Agbrigg and Morley.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Manningham. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Bradford provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Manningham.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to four 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. 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 North 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 West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the whole of the West Riding after the revisions of 1935.
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