Lofthouse Yorkshire Family History Guide

Lofthouse is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Yorkshire, created in 1843 from Rothwell Ancient Parish. 

Other places in the parish include: Robin Hood, Ouzlewell Green, Ouslewell Green, and Carlton. 

Alternative names: Lofthouse with Carlton and Ouslewell Green, Rothwell Christ Church, Lofthouse with Carlton


Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1840
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

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

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LOFTHOUSE, a village, a township, and a chapelry in Rothwell parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands 1 mile E of the Leeds and Wakefield railway, and 3 N of Wakefield; and has a station, jointly with Outwood, on the railway, and a post office under Wakefield. The township contains also the hamlets of Ouzlewell-Green and Robin-Hood. Acres, 1,088. Rated property, £2,443. Pop., 2,028 The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Lofthouse House, belongs to J. Charlesworth, Esq. Lofthouse Hall is the seat of P. Ramskill, Esq. Stone is quarried at RobinHood and Lee-Moor. Large quantities of vegetables are sent to the markets of the neighbouring towns. Cordage and twine are spun.  The chapelry contains also the township of Carlton, and is sometimes called Lofthousewith-Carlton. Acres, 1,916. Rated property, £4,351. Pop., 2,099. Carlton was the seat of a family called Hunts, who took their name from their addictment to the chase; and it has soap-works and cordage-makers. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £120. Patron, the Vicar of Rothwell. The church was built in 1840; is a plain structure, in the early English style; and consists of nave and chancel, with bell turret. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school in Lofthouse, and a Wesleyan chapel and a Primitive Methodist chapel in Carlton.

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


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