Graveship of Holme

The historic Graveship of Holme, which was one of twelve graveships[1] in the Manor of Wakefield, comprised the following seven townships:

The seven townships lay with the ecclesiastical parishes of Kirkburton and Kirkheaton.


The townships comprising the Graveship are shown below, as compiled from O.S. maps of the early 1890s.

Further Reading

Notes and References

  1. The OED defines a graveship as: "In the West Riding of Yorkshire: a district, in some instances a subdivision of a large parish, in others comprising a number of parishes; so called as having formerly been administered by a grave or a body of graves."