Stephen Whatley's England's Gazetteer, 1750 (Click the link to read the page)
copyrighted by Bradford Museums
Kighley, (York. W. R.) near the R Are, 6 m to the S. E. of Skipton in Craven, gave name to a family that were a long time its owners, one of whom procured of Edward I. a Mt. and Fair for it on Oct. 27, but the former, if not the latter, is disused. Since the extinction of the Kighleys, there have been three manors in this p. one bel. to the D. of Devon, another to Ld. Fairfax, and the third' to Michael Stell. This T. stands in a valley, surrounded with hills, at the meeting of two brooks, which fall into the r. Are 1 m. bel. it. Every family is supplied with water brought to or near their doors, in stone troughs, from a never-failing spring on the W. side of it. The p. is 6 m. long, and 2 broad, and is 60 m. from the E. and W. seas, yet at the W. end of it, near Camel-Cross, is a rising ground, from which the springs on the E. side of it run to the E. sea, and those on the W. to the W. sea. There is not half a m. of level ground in the whole p. except at the W. end of it, where is a pretty even field 1 m. and an half round, where are some times horse-races. Near the Town is that called the King's-Mill, which used to yield 44/. 13 s. 4 d. rent to the Ds. of Devonshire, into whose family an heiress of the Kighleys married.
PAST AND PRESENT; AN HISTORICAL, TOPOGRAPHICAL, AND
STATISTICAL SKETCH of THE TOWN, PARISH, AND ENVIRONS of KEIGHLEY
The life of Charlotte Bronte By Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
William Grimshaw, incumbent of Haworth, 1742-63 By Robert Spence Hardy
History of Bradford, and its parish By John James
The history and topography of Bradford, (in the county of York,) By John James
Babbage Report, Haworth, 1850
The master spinner; a life of Sir Swire Smith
Ancient Bingley: or, Bingley, its history and scenery (1897). Author: Turner, J. Horsfall
Robert Collyer Methodist preacher and blacksmith
Haworth -- past and present: a history of Haworth, Stanbury & Oxenhope
The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial, and miscellaneous Keighley
history and family trees is becoming very popular. Keighley could
not have a better local historian than Ian Dewhirst MBE. His many
books contain wonderful photographs of times gone by with notes
that give us a good insight into what life was like. Mr.
Dewhirst's books are usually available from Keighley Library and
good book shops.
There are a few web sites that provide useful information, we have attempted to gather sites that relate to Keighley and it's history here. If you know of a site, or have anything that should be included, please email us
Useful research Sites
TheShipsList web site, online since August 1999, will help you find your ancestors on ships' passenger lists.
Domesday Book | The keighley Family | Feet of Fines of the Tudor period [Yorks]: part 2: 1571-96 |
Keighley 1646 | Keighley1820 | Keighley 1848 | Keighley Manor House | Keighley Subsidy Rolls (Poll Tax) for the year 1379
Keighley & District Local History Society | Keighley & District Family History Society | The Federation of Family History Societies | West Yorkshire Archaeology Service | GENUKI: Keighley | Yorkshire Ridings Society | The National Archives | Old Maps |
Force 'Z' Survivors This website is written for the members of the Survivors Association, their families and friends. Its purpose is to inform, educate and help people to understand, the events of December 10th, 1941, and hopefully also serves to act as a tribute to the fallen men who went down with their ships on that fateful day.
Men of Worth This Wiki commemorates the men and women of Keighley and the Worth Valley who served our country in times of war.
Origins of Place Names domesdaybook.co.uk | Place names around Bingley geocities.com/rogerhall_1947 | Yorkshire History britannia.com |
Books By Ian Dewhirst
Century of Yorkshire Dialect: Selections from the
"Transactions of the Yorkshire Dialect
A History of Keighley
Gleanings from Victorian Yorkshire
Gleanings From Edwardian Yorkshire
In the Reign of the Peacemaker:
Keighley and District in Edwardian Photographs
Keighley at War:
Keighley in Old Picture Postcards
Keighley in the 1930s and 40s
More Old Keighley in Photographs
The Story of a Nobody: A Working Class Life, 1880-1939
Old Keighley in Photographs
Scar Top: And other poems
The handloom weaver and other poems
Yorkshire Through the Years
You Don't Remember Bananas
Victorian Keighley Characters