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Bingley is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Yorkshire.

Other places in the parish include: Thorpe, Ryshworth, Ryshforth, Riddlesden, Priest Thorpe, Priest, Micklethwaite, Harden, Hainworth, Gilstead, Faweather, Eldwick, Cross Roads, Cross Flatts, Cottingley, Bocking, and Beckfoot.

Riding: West Riding

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1577
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1601

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, General Baptist, Independent/Congregational, Plymouth Brethren, Presbyterian, Primitive Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Shipley cum Heaton
  • Cullingworth
  • Wilsden cum Allerton
  • Morton
  • Ilkley
  • Burley in Wharfedale
  • Otley
  • Baildon

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BINGLEY, a town, a township, a parish, and a subdistrict in the district of Keighley, W. R. Yorkshire. The town stands on an eminence, amid wooded environs, with picturesque views, adjacent to the river Aire, the North-Midland railway, and the Leeds and Liverpool canal, 6 miles NW of Bradford. It is named among the places given by William the Conqueror to his followers; and it had an ancient castle, which has disappeared. It now consists chiefly of one long-street, partly brick, and partly stone; and it has undergone much recent improvement, in connection with manufactures. It has a post office under Leeds, a railway and telegraph station, two chief inns, a parish church, Independent, Baptist and Methodist chapels, a free grammar school, and a new and handsome mechanics’ institute; and is a seat of petty sessions and a polling-place. The church is a plain structure of the time of Henry VIII. The grammar school dates from 1529; was recently rebuilt; and has an estate yielding £250 a year. A weekly market was formerly held on Tuesdays; and fairs are now held on 25 Jan., the first Tuesday of April, 25 Aug., and the second Tuesday of Oct. Industry is carried on in the extensive manufacture of worsted yarn, and in iron-founding, tanning, and malting. Pop., 5,238. Houses, 1,153.-The township bears the name of Bingley-with-Micklethwaite; and contains also the hamlets of Beckfoot, Cottingley, Cross-Flatts, Cross-Roads, Cullingworth, Eldwick, Faweather, Gilstead, Hainworth, Harden, Priest-Thorpe, Riddlesden, and Ryshworth. Real property, £35,525. Pop., 13,254. Houses, 2,828. The parish includes likewise the township of Morton. Acres, 13,892. Real property, £44,258. Pop., 15,367. Houses, 3,226. The property is subdivided. Riddlesden Hall was anciently the seat of the Mandes. A large treasure in Roman coins was found in Morton. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £500. Patron, the Bishop of Ripon. A new chapelry, called Holy Trinity, was constituted in 1868. The vicarages of Cullingworth and Morton also are separate charges.-The sub district is conterminate with the parish.

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

History

Ancient Bingley, or Bingley, its history and scenery

Author: Turner, J. Horsfall (Joseph Horsfall)
Bingley parish and township records

 

Author: Dodd, Edward Ernest

Chronicles and stories of Bingley and district : being a full account of the history, antiquities, scenery, trade, customs, folk-lore, &c., of the ancient town and parish of Bingley, in the West Riding of Yorkshire

Author: Speight, Harry, 1855-1915

Fragments relating to the history of Bingley parish, its ancient church and the Ryshworth chapel : with pedigrees of the Busfeilds of Ryshworth and Upwood, and the Ferrands of Skipton, Harden Grange and St. Ives …

Author: Busfeild, Johnson Atkinson

Description and Travel

Ancient Bingley, or Bingley, its history and scenery

Author: Turner, J. Horsfall (Joseph Horsfall)

Parish Records

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

Church records

Bingley All Saints

 

Author: Jones, Brian
Bingley parish and township records

 

Author: Dodd, Edward Ernest
Births and baptisms for the Wesleyan Chapel, Bingley, 1816-1837

 

Author: Wesleyan Chapel (Bingley, Yorkshire)
Births and baptisms for the Wesleyan Chapel, Bingley, 1816-1837

 

Author: Wesleyan Chapel (Bingley, Yorkshire)
Births and baptisms, 1814-1837

 

Author: Wesleyan Church (Harden, England)
Births and baptisms, 1822-1834

 

Author: Wesleyan Church (Cullingworth, England)
Births, baptisms and burials, 1754-1837

 

Author: Independent Church (Bingley)
Bishop’s transcripts for Bingley, 1601-1847

 

Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bingley (Yorkshire)
Church records, 1653-1868

 

Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bingley (Yorkshire)
Church records, 1809-1833

 

Author: Bingley Circuit (Yorkshire : Wesleyan Methodist)
Church records, 1814-1837

 

Author: Methodist Church (Harden, Yorkshire)
Church records, 1816-1925

 

Author: Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Bingley, Yorkshire)
Church records, 1817-1934

 

Author: Harden Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Yorkshire)
Church records, 1836-1953

 

Author: Baptist Church (Cullingworth, Yorkshire)
Church records, 1889-1966

 

Author: Bingley Primitive Methodist Chapel (Yorkshire)
The parish register of Bingley, in the county of York, 1577-1686

 

Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bingley (Yorkshire); Stavert, W. J. (William James)
Parish registers for Cullingworth, 1849-1949

 

Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Cullingworth (Yorkshire)
Parish registers for St. Savior’s Church, Harden, 1892-1980

 

Author: Church of England. St. Savior’s Church (Harden, Yorkshire

Church records – Indexes

Parish register printouts of Bingley, York, England (Independent) ; christenings, 1754-1837

 

Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department
Parish register printouts of Bingley, York, England (Wesleyan) ; christenings, 1816-1837

 

Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Cemeteries

Monumental inscriptions for Bingley Parish Church, Yorkshire, 1662-1970

 

Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bingley (Yorkshire)

Monumental inscriptions for Bingley United Reformed Church, Yorkshire, 1831-1968

Author: Bingley United Reformed Church (Yorkshire)
Monumental inscriptions from the parish churchyard and Baptist churchyard, Cullingworth, Yorkshire, England

 

Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. British Mission

Monumental inscriptions of Bingley Cemetery Monumental inscriptions of Bingley Cemetery Monumental inscriptions of Bingley Congregational Church Monumental inscriptions of Congregational Church, Bingley Monumental inscriptions of St. John’s Parish Church, Ingrow, Yorkshire

Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Ingrow

Monumental inscriptions, Bingley, Yorkshire, England

Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. British Mission

Monumental inscriptions, Bingley, Yorkshire, England Transcript of Baptist graveyard in Bingley, Yorkshire, England

Author: Graham, J.

Census

Census returns for Bingley, 1841-1891

Author: Great Britain. Census Office
Census returns for Micklethwaite, 1841-1891

 

Author: Great Britain. Census Office
Census returns for Morton, 1841-1891

 

Author: Great Britain. Census Office
Poor law records, 1719-1829

 

Author: Bingley (Yorkshire)

Business Records and Commerce

Fifty years of Co-operation in Bingley : a jubilee record of the Bingley Industrial Co-operative Society

Author: Hartley, W.

Directories

A. Craven’s commercial and general directory of Keighly, Bingley, Skipton and surrounding districts General and commercial directory for Keighley, Bingley, and Skipton

Genealogy

Papers of the Beanland family of Bingley, Yorkshire

 

Author: Speight, Harry, 1855-1915
Papers of the Hartley family of Bingley, Yorkshire

 

Author: Speight, Harry, 1855-1915

Papers of the Shackleton family of Bingley, Yorkshire

Author: Speight, Harry, 1855-1915

Pedigrees and notes of Bingley (Yorkshire) families

Author: Preston, W. E. (William Easterbrook); Manor of Harden (Yorkshire)

Records of the Anderton family of Bingley and Keighley, Yorkshire

Author: Speight, Harry, 1855-1915

Land and property

Poor law records, 1719-1829

Author: Bingley (Yorkshire)

Poor Law

Church records, 1653-1868

 

Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bingley (Yorkshire)
Poor law records, 1719-1829

 

Author: Bingley (Yorkshire)

Probate Records

Original wills, bonds, inventories, 1585-1804

 

Author: Manor of Crossley, Bingley, Cottingley and Pudsey. Court of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem (Yorkshire)

Societies

Fifty years of Co-operation in Bingley : a jubilee record of the Bingley Industrial Co-operative Society

Author: Hartley, W.

Taxation

Church records, 1653-1868

 

Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bingley (Yorkshire)

Land tax assessments for Bingley township, 1753, 1781-1831

Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Yorkshire)

Land tax assessments for Morton township, 1753, 1782-1831

Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Yorkshire)

Poor law records, 1719-1829

Author: Bingley (Yorkshire)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

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Administration

County: Yorkshire
Civil Registration District: Keighley
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Knights of St John of Jerusalem in Manors of Crossley, Bingley, Cottingley and Pudsey
Diocese: Post-1835 – Ripon, Pre-1836 – York
Rural Deanery: Craven
Poor Law Union: Keighley
Hundred: Skyrack
Province: York

Further Reading

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