Farsley Yorkshire Family History Guide

Farsley is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Yorkshire, created in 1844 from Calverley Ancient Parish. 

Alternative names: Calverley St John the Evangelist

Riding: West Riding

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1844
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Calverley
  • Pudsey
  • Bramley
  • Stanningley

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FARSLEY, a hamlet and a chapelry in Calverley parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The hamlet lies near the river Aire, the Leeds and Bradford railway, and the Leeds and Lancashire railway, 4 miles NE of Bradford; and has a post office under Leeds. The chapelry was constituted in 1844. Pop., 3, 117. Houses, 699. Building stone and coal are worked; and the woollen manufacture is carried on. The living is a vicarage in the dio. of Ripon. Value, £156. Patron, the Vicar of Calverley. The church is recent. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels, a mechanics' institute, and a school.

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


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