Battyeford Yorkshire Family History Guide

Battyeford is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Yorkshire, created in 1841 from Mirfield Ancient Parish. 

Alternative names: Mirfield Christ Church

Riding: West Riding

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1840
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1849

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Hartshead cum Clifton
  • Kirkheaton
  • Robert Town
  • Mirfield

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BATTYEFORD, a chapelry, with a village, in Mirfield parish, W. R. Yorkshire; 2 miles WSW of Dewsbury r. station. It was constituted in 1841; and its Post Town is Dewsbury. Rated property, £8,000. Pop., 3,115. Houses, 704. The property is much subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £150. Patron, the Vicar of Mirfield. The church is good; and there is an Independent chapel.

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


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