Baildon Yorkshire Family History Guide

Status: Ecclesiastical Parish

Riding: West Riding

Parish church: St John

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1621
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1603

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Bingley
  • Idle
  • Shipley cum Heaton
  • Otley
  • Bradford Christ Church

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BAILDON, a village, a township, and a chapelry, in Otley parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands near the river Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool canal, 2 miles NNE of Shipley r. station, and 5 N of Bradford. It has a post office under Leeds, and fairs on 2 March and 4 Nov. Its inhabitants are employed chiefly in woollen and worsted manufactures. The township comprises 1,722 acres. Real property, £9,123. Pop., 3,895. Houses, 854. Baildon Hill, in the W, is 922 feet high, and has ancient entrenchments and tumuli. The chapelry is conterminate with the township. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £148. Patrons, Trustees. There are three dissenting chapels and a national school.

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

Langdale A Topographical Dictionary of Yorkshire 1822

Baildon, in the parish of Otley, upper division of Skyrack; 5 miles from Otley and Bradford, 12 from Leeds. – Fairs, first Saturdays in March and November, for horned cattle, horses, &c. – Pop. 2,679. The Church is a perpetual curacy, dedicated to St. Giles, in the deanery of the Ainsty, value, p.r. £113 11s. 8d. Patron, the Vicar of Otley.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Yorkshire By Thomas Langdale. Second Edition. Printed and Sold by J. Langdale; and sold by T. Langdale, Ripon. 1822.

Parish Records

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death Census Migration & Naturalization Military Probate & Court

Church Records

Church records – Indexes

Church History

Baildon Moravian Church : a brief history

Author: Warren, Winifred



Census returns for Baildon, 1841-1891 – FamilySearch

Author: Great Britain. Census Office

Baildon 1901 census index – FamilySearch

Author: Wharfedale Family History Group




Vision of Britain historical maps

Leeds & Bradford including Halifax & Brighouse : A1 easy read street atlas – FamilySearch


  Title Available From
  Baildon Methodist Church Centenary 1890-1990 and 250th Anniversary of Methodism in Baildon: Illustrated Guide; Whiteley, Hazel. Published by Baildon Methodist Church Centenary Committee, West Yorkshire (1990)

The Story of Baildon: La Page, John

The Story of Baildon; La Page, John; Published by Bradford Antiquarian Society (1951)

Wartime Remembered 1939-1945: Baildon Oral History

Wartime Remembered 1939-1945

Baildon Oral History Group

Published by Baildon Oral History Group (2000)

A History of Baildon Parish Church: Grainger, Bruce

A History of Baildon Parish Church

Grainger, Bruce

Published by ASAP, Saltaire (1988)

Historical Notices of Shipley, Saltaire, Idle, Windhill,: Turner, J. Horsfall

Historical Notices of Shipley, Saltaire, Idle, Windhill, Wrose, Baildon, Hawksworth, Eccleshill, Calverley, Rawdon and Horsforth
Turner, J. Horsfall (editor)

Published by M. T. D. Rigg, Guiseley, Leeds(1985)

Baildon Memories.: Gill, Lucy I.

Baildon Memories

Lucy I. Gill

Published by MTD Rigg (1986)

ISBN 10: 0950919195 ISBN 13: 9780950919195

Baildon a Church History: Baxter, Philip

Baildon a Church History

Baxter, Philip

Published by Sarum Script (2007)

ISBN 10: 0952395959 ISBN 13: 9780952395959

Baildon and the Baildons; a history of: Baildon, William Paley,

Baildon and the Baildons; a history of a Yorkshire manor and family [Reprint] Volume: 3 (1912)

Baildon, William Paley, 1850-1924,Baildon, Francis Joseph, ed


Book Depository


Baildon (England). Urban District Council 1921 to 1925



County: Yorkshire
Civil Registration District: Otley
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: Skyrack
Province: York