Place:Whitley (near Pontefract), West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameWhitley (near Pontefract)
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.684°N 1.1516°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoPontefract Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1938
Osgoldcross Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1938-1974
Selby District, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There is another Whitley within the City of Sheffield. Upper Whitley and Lower Whitley are yet another pair of villages located near Huddersfield in Kirklees.

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Whitley is a village in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England, close to the Aire and Calder Navigation and the M62 motorway.

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

"WHITLEY, a township and a sub-district, in Pontefract district, [West Riding of] Yorkshire. The township lies on the Goole canal and on the Goole railway, 7 miles E by N of Pontefract; contains a straggling village of its own name; has a post-office under Pontefract, and a [railway] station with telegraph, both of the name of Whitley-Bridge; and is in Kellington parish. Acres: 1,800. Real property: £2,336. Population: 356. Houses: 79. There are maltings, corn mills, bone-mills, a chapel of ease, and a Wesleyan chapel.
"The sub-district contains six townships in three parishes; and comprises 13,407 acres. Population: 2,009. Houses: 418."

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