Upperthong Yorkshire Family History Guide

Upperthong is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Yorkshire, created in 1846 from Almondbury Ancient Parish. 

Other places in the parish include: Thongs Bridge. 

Alternative names: Kirkburton St John the Evangelist, Upper Thong, Upperthong with Holmfirth

Riding: West Riding

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1846
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1848

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Adjacent Parishes

  • Marsden
  • Holme Bridge
  • Meltham
  • Holmfirth
  • Kirkburton
  • Tintwistle
  • Netherthong
  • Saddleworth

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

THONG (Upper), a township-chapelry in Almondbury parish, W. R. Yorkshire; 6 miles S by W of Huddersfield. It contains part of Holmfirth, which has a post-office under Huddersfield, and a r. station. Acres, 710. Real property, £7,977; of which £414 are in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 2,463; in 1861, 2,690. Houses, 543. There are many genteel residences. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £162. Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop. The church was built in 1847. There are three dissenting chapels.

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


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