Oxenhope Yorkshire Family History Guide

Oxenhope is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Yorkshire, created in 1845 from Haworth chapelry in Bradford St Peter Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Near Oxenhope and Far Oxenhope.

Alternative names: Bradford St Mary

Riding: West Riding

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1848
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Methodist, and Particular Baptist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Denholme Gate
  • Ovenden
  • Haworth
  • Cullingworth
  • Thornton
  • Wilsden cum Allerton
  • Halifax St James
  • Luddenden

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

OXENHOPE, two hamlets and a chapelry in Bradford parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The hamlets are called Far O. and Near O.; lie about 2 miles S of Haworth r.station, and 5 S of Keighley; and have a post-office, of the name of Oxenhope, under Keighley. The chapelry extends westward to the boundary with Lancashire, and was constituted in 1845. Rated property, £5,356. Pop.in 1851, 2,997; in 1861, 2,880. Houses, 594. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to Capt. Edwards. Mould Grange is the residence of J. Rushworth, Esq.; and Hey House, of Mr. J. O. Ackroyd. Worsted manufacture is carried on. The living is a p.curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £150. Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop. The church was built in 1849, at a cost of about £1,300; and is in the early Norman style, with a tower. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans and a free grammar-school.

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

Parish Records

Lowertown Old Burial Ground : and life in Oxenhope 1807-1908

Monumental inscriptions, Oxenhope Parish Church graveyard, 1853-1983

Chapel folk : a history of Methodism in Marsh, Oxenhope from 1830

Haworth, past and present : a history of Haworth, Stanbury, and Oxenhope

Lowertown Old Burial Ground : and life in Oxenhope 1807-1908

Survey and evaluation book for Haworth, 1838 : including the hamlets of Oxenhope and Stanbury

Highway rate book for Far Oxenhope in the district of Haworth township, 1865-1867

Survey and evaluation book for Haworth, 1838 : including the hamlets of Oxenhope and Stanbury

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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: Pontefract
Poor Law Union: Bradford
Hundred: Morley
Province: York