Place:Upper Greetland, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameUpper Greetland
Alt namesGrelandsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 316
Greetland Wall Nookssource: GENUKI
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.684°N 1.881°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoCalderdale, West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough covering the area since 1974
Halifax Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1937
Elland, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal borough in which it was situated 1937-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Upper Greetland originated as part of a township named Elland with Greetland, south of Halifax in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It was west and north of the more urban Greetland and was also known as Greetland Wall Nooks. In 1894 Upper Greetland was separated from Elland with Greetland to become a civil parish within Halifax Rural District. In 1937 it was again merged with Elland and Greetland to become an enlarged Elland Urban District which remained in existence until 1974. In 1974 the whole area became part of the Metropolitan District of Calderdale in West Yorkshire.

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