Badsworth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.

Other places in the parish include: Wentbridge, Upton, Thorpe Audlin, Thorp Audlin with Wentbridge, and Thorp Audlin.

Alternative names: 

Riding: West Riding

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1583
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BADSWORTH, a township and a parish in Hems worth district, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies 5 miles S of Pontefract r. station, and has a post office under Pontefract. Acres, 1,529. Real property, £2,073. Pop., 219. Houses, 44. The parish includes also the townships of Upton and Thorpe-Audlin. Acres, 3,815. Real property, £5,915. Pop., 744. Houses, 158. The property is divided among a few. Badsworth Hall is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value, £596. Patron, the Earl of Derby; The church is later English. There are three Methodist chapels, a national school, and charities £47.

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


County: Yorkshire
Civil Registration District: Hemsworth
Probate Court: Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Diocese: York
Rural Deanery: Doncaster
Poor Law Union: Hemsworth
Hundred: Osgoldcross
Province: York

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