Fulstone

Fulstone, often named Foolstone in older documents, is a village approximately 2½ miles east-north-east of Holmfirth.

Historically, it was also a township in the Parish of Kirkburton, which included the village of New Mill and the hamlet of Scholes. Together with six other townships, it formed the Graveship of Holme.

History

Extracts

A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) edited by Samuel Lewis:

FOULSTON, a township, in the parish of Kirk Burton, union of Huddersfield, Upper division of the wapentake of Agbrigg, W. riding of York, 7¾ miles (S. S. E.) from Huddersfield; containing 1856 inhabitants. It comprises by computation 1200 acres; the surface is beautifully diversified with hill and dale. The village is situated on an eminence surrounded by lofty hills; the inhabitants are chiefly employed in the woollen manufacture.

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1872) edited by John Marius Wilson:

FOOLSTONE, or Fulstone, a township in Kirkburton parish, W. R. Yorkshire; 5½ miles SSE of Huddersfield. It includes part of Newmill village and part of Scholes hamlet. Acres, 1, 200. Real property, £5, 273; of which £323 are in mines and £74 in quarries. Pop., 2, 414. Houses, 455. See Newmill.

Parish Boundary

The extent of the Civil Township of Fulstone (compiled from O.S. maps of the early 1890s) is shown below.

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Fulstone

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This page was last modified on 24 July 2017 and has been edited by Dave Pattern.

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