Gazetteers

This page gives explanatory details about the gazetteers available here. To view the details, click the button at the beginning of each gazetteer name. To close a section, click the button. To search the gazetteers themselves, use the menu at the left of the screen.

The New Gazetteer of Lancashire 1830 Stephen Reynolds Clarke

This is a transcription of the printed gazetteer. The details transcribed are:

ColumnExplanation
LocationThe name of the place, as given by the source.
FeatureThe type of feature describing the place: hamlet, hill, etc.
PositionRelative position from a nearby place, for example: 2.6m NW of Preston.
TownshipThe township containing the place, where given in the sources consulted, or calculated from township boundary data.
ParishThe parish containing the place, where given in the sources consulted, or calculated from township boundary data.
HundredThe hundred containing the place, where given in the sources consulted, or calculated from township boundary data.
RemarksGeneral information about the place, for example, if a building has been demolished.
InGazWhere this field displays "Yes" it indicates that the location will be found in the Gazetteer of Lancashire and Yorkshire.

The New Gazetteer of Yorkshire 1828 Stephen Reynolds Clarke

This is a transcription of the printed gazetteer. The details transcribed are:

ColumnExplanation
LocationThe name of the place, as given by the source.
FeatureThe type of feature describing the place: hamlet, hill, etc.
PositionRelative position from a nearby place, for example: 2.6m NW of Preston.
TownshipThe township containing the place, where given in the sources consulted.
ParishThe parish containing the place, where given in the sources consulted.
WapentakeThe hundred containing the place, where given in the sources consulted.
RidingWhether in the East, North or West Riding of Yorkshire.
RemarksGeneral information about the place, for example, if a building has been demolished.
InGazWhere this field displays "Yes" it indicates that the location will be found in the Gazetteer of Lancashire and Yorkshire.

The Lancashire Gazetteer 1808 Joseph Aston

This is a transcription of the printed gazetteer. The details transcribed are:

ColumnExplanation
LocationThe name of the place, as given by the source.
FeatureThe type of feature describing the place: hamlet, hill, etc.
PositionRelative position from a nearby place, for example: 2.6m NW of Preston.
TownshipThe township containing the place, where given in the sources consulted, or calculated from township boundary data.
ParishThe parish containing the place, where given in the sources consulted, or calculated from township boundary data.
HundredThe hundred containing the place, where given in the sources consulted, or calculated from township boundary data.
RemarksGeneral information about the place, for example, if a building has been demolished.
InGazWhere this field displays "Yes" it indicates that the location will be found in the Gazetteer of Lancashire and Yorkshire.

Gazetteer of Lancashire and Yorkshire

This gazetteer is a compilation of information from many sources. It is possible to search for a location in a specified county.

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The gazetteer contains two tables. The main table:

ColumnExplanation
LocationThe name of the place, as given by the source.
TownshipThe township containing the place, where given in the sources consulted, or calculated from township boundary data.
ParishThe parish containing the place, where given in the sources consulted, or calculated from township boundary data.
HundredThe hundred containing the place, where given in the sources consulted, or calculated from township boundary data.
CountyThe ancient county containing the place.
FeatureThe type of feature describing the place: hamlet, hill, etc.
PositionRelative position from a nearby place, for example: 2.6m NW of Preston.
LatLonThe latitude and longitude of the place.
SourceThe source of the information about the place, for example, the map on which it may be found, or a reference to a published work.
RemarksGeneral information about the place, for example, if a building has been demolished.

A related table gives variant spellings and alternative names:

ColumnExplanation
VariantThe variant name(s) of the place, as given by the source(s).
SourceThe source of the information about the variant, for example, the map on which it may be found, or a reference to a published work.
LatLonThe latitude and longitude of the variant, if different from that in the main table.
RemarksGeneral information about the variant, for example, if a building has been demolished.

Main works consulted in preparing this database

Aiken, J. A Description of the Country from thirty to forty Miles round Manchester. 1795.

Aston, Joseph. The Lancashire Gazetteer. 1808.

Baines, Edward. History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County Palatine of Lancaster. 1825. Reprinted 1968 as Baines's Lancashire, Owen Ashmore, David and Charles.

Bartholomew. Survey Gazetteer of the British Isles. 9th edition, 1943.

Beresford, Maurice. The Lost Villages of England. 1954. Reprinted 1998.

Clarke, Allen. More Windmill Land: being Part II of Windmill Land. 1917.

Clarke, Allen. Windmill Land. 1916. Reprinted 1986 by George Kelsall.

Clarke, Stephen Reynolds. The New Lancashire Gazetteer. 1830.

Clarke, Stephen Reynolds. The New Yorkshire Gazetteer. 1828.

Ekwall, Eilert. The Place Names of Lancashire. 1922.

English Place Names Society. The Place Names of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Part III, Morley Wapentake. 1961.

Fishwick, Henry. A History of Lancashire. 1894.

Fleetwood-Hesketh, Peter. Murray's Lancashire Architectural Guide. 1955.

Greenwood, Christopher and John. Map of Lancashire. 1818.

Greenwood, Christopher and John. Map of Yorkshire. 1818.

Jefferys, Thomas. Map of Yorkshire. 1771.

Jervois, Edwyn. The Ancient Bridges of the North of England. 1931.

Langdale, Thomas. A Topographical Dictionary of Yorkshire For The Year 1822.

Mason, Oliver. The Gazetteer of England. David and Charles, 2 vols., 1972.

Ordnance Survey. Lancashire First Edition 6 inch 1841-1853.

Ordnance Survey. Yorkshire East Riding First Edition 6 inch 1841-1853.

Ordnance Survey. Yorkshire North Riding First Edition 6 inch 1847-1853.

Ordnance Survey. Yorkshire West Riding First Edition 6 inch 1844-1849.

Pevsner, Nikolaus. The Buildings of England: North Lancashire. 1969.

Pevsner, Nikolaus. The Buildings of England: South Lancashire. 1969.

Pevsner, Nikolaus. The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The North Riding. 1966.

Pevsner, Nikolaus. The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The West Riding. 1959.

Pevsner, Nikolaus. The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: York and The East Riding. 1972.

Pontefract, Ella; Hartley, Marie. Yorkshire Tour. 1950.

Robertson, William. Rochdale Past and Present A History and Guide. 1876.

Smith, A.H. The Place-Names of the West Riding of Yorkshire. Various volumes. 1961.

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Historical Almanack. Various years.

Travis, John. Round About Todmorden and its Hills and Dales. 1890.

Victoria County History of Lancashire.

Wilson, John Marius. Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. 1870.

Yates, William. Map of Lancashire. 1786.

Youngs, Frederic A., Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England. Volume II: Northern England. 1991.