Eastwood Yorkshire Family History Guide

Eastwood is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Yorkshire, created in 1844 from Keighley Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Keighley St Mary

Riding: West Riding

Parish church: 

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1855
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Presbyterian.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Cullingworth
  • Ingrow with Hainworth
  • Morton
  • Keighley

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

EASTWOOD, a chapelry in Keighley parish, W. R. Yorkshire; on the river Aire and the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, in the Northeastern vicinity of Keighley. It was constituted in 1854. Post town, Keighley. Pop., 3, 442. Houses, 720. Eastwood House is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £150. Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop.

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


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