Warmfield, Yorkshire Family History Guide

Warmfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.

Other places in the parish include: Sharlston, Sharleston, Kirkthorpe, Kirkthorp, Heath, Aybrigg, and Agbrigg.

Alternative names: Warmfield cum Heath, Warmfield with Heath

Riding: West Riding

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1595
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1598

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Normanton
  • Wragby
  • Newland with Woodhouse Moor
  • Wakefield St Mary
  • Crofton
  • Sandal Magna
  • Stanley

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WARMFIELD, a parish in Wakefield district, W. R. Yorkshire; 2 miles NNE of Oakenshaw r. station, and 3½ E of Wakefield. It comprises W.-with-Heath and Sharleston townships, and contains three villages and a hamlet. Post town, Wakefield. Acres, 2,618. Real property, £4,692; of which £40 are in quarries. Pop., 1,045. Houses, 207. W. Manor belongs to H.M. Ingram, Esq.; and Sharleston manor, to the Earl of Westmoreland. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £240. Patron, Clare College, Cambridge. The church is early English and was restored in 1852. There are endowed schools with £52 a year, alms houses with £35, and other charities £29.

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


Baines History Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York 1822

Agbrigg, in the parish of Warmfield, wap. of Agbrigg, and honour of Pontefract; 1 mile SE. of Wakefield.

Source: History, Directory & Gazetteer of the County of York by Edward Baines. Printed and Published by Edward Baines, at the Leeds Mercury office; and sold by Hurst and Robinson, 90, Cheapside, London, and all other booksellers. 1822.

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County: Yorkshire
Civil Registration District: Wakefield
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Manor of Warmfield with Heath
Diocese: York
Rural Deanery: New Ainsty
Poor Law Union: Wakefield
Hundred: Agbrigg
Province: York