Alverthorpe, Yorkshire Family History Guide

Alverthorpe is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the West Riding of the county of Yorkshire, created in 1826 from Wakefield All Saints Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Silcoates, Newton, Kirkham Gate, Fanshaw, and Alverthorpe with Thornes Fanshaw, Kirkham Gate, Silcoates, and Newton.

Status: Ecclesiastical Parish

Alternative names: Alverthorpe with Thornes, Wakefield St Paul

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1825
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1825

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Alverthorpe

  • South Ossett
  • Thornes
  • Ossett cum Gawthorpe
  • Horbury
  • Ardsley East
  • Wakefield St John
  • Stanley

Historical Descriptions of Alverthorpe

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ALVERTHORPE, a village, a township, a chapelry, and a subdistrict in Wakefield parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands near the Midland railway, 1½ mile NW of Wakefield; and has a post office under Wakefield. The township bears the name of Alverthorpe with-Thornes; lies partly within the borough boundaries of Wakefield; and contains the hamlets of Fanshaw, Kirkham-Gate, and Silcoates, and part of the hamlet of Newton. Acres, 3,153. Real property, £23,690. Pop., 6,645. Houses, 1,423. The property is much subdivided. The chapelry was constituted in 1830. Pop., 4,590. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £300. Patron, the Vicar of Wakefield. The church is large, modern, and handsome. There are three Methodist chapels, the Northern Congregational grammar school, four national schools, and charities £50. The subdistrict is co-extensive with the township.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Allerthorpe, or Alverthorpe, a township with Thornes, and a chapelry in the parish of Wakefield, west riding of York; 1 mile north-east of Wakefield. Living, a curacy, formerly in the archd. and dio. of York, now in the archd. of Craven and dio. of Ripon; gross income £72. Patron, the vicar of Wakefield. Pop., in 1801. 3,105; in 1831, 4,859. Houses 999. Acres 2,930. A. P. £8,129. Poor rates, in 1837, £1,360.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Alverthorpe, 1½ m. N.W. Wakefield. P. included therein

Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Langdale A Topographical Dictionary of Yorkshire 1822

Alverthorpe, in the parish of Wakefield, Agbrigg division of Agbrigg and Morley, liberty of Wakefield, 1 mile from Wakefield, 4 from Dewsbury. – Pop. including Thornes, 4,448, which being united form a township.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Yorkshire By Thomas Langdale. Second Edition. Printed and Sold by J. Langdale; and sold by T. Langdale, Ripon. 1822.


Alverthorpe Baines History Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York 1822

Alverthorpe, in the parish of Wakefield, wap. of Agbrigg and manor of Wakefield; 1 mile W. of Wakefield. Population, 4448.

Jackson John, gent. Alverthorpe hall

Binks George, victualler, Cock

Brogden Maria, grocer

Downing George, schoolmaster

Dransfield Francis, vict. Wellington

Fothergill John, vict. Malt Shovel

Gill John, house carpenter

Glover Matthew, butcher

Goodison Benjamin, blacksmith

Hirst William, tailor

Inman Joseph, shoemaker

Saville Joseph, butcher

Teale William, wheelwright

Torbutt Charles, cabinet maker

Wood John, governor of the workhouse

Woodcock Edwin, shoemaker

Woollen mfrs.

Armitage John

Clay Samuel

Davison John

Glover William

Glover Henry

Milner William

Scott John

Waring Jeremiah

Wood Benjamin

John Broadhead, carrier to Leeds, Tu. & Sat. Three Legs Inn, Call lane.

Source: History, Directory & Gazetteer of the County of York by Edward Baines. Printed and Published by Edward Baines, at the Leeds Mercury office; and sold by Hurst and Robinson, 90, Cheapside, London, and all other booksellers. 1822.

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County: Yorkshire
Civil Registration District: Wakefield
Probate Court: Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Diocese: Post-1835 - Ripon, Pre-1836 - York
Rural Deanery: Pontefract
Poor Law Union: Wakefield
Hundred: Agbrigg
Province: York