Honour of Pontefract
Following the Norman Conquest in the 11th century, Ilbert de Lacy was granted large estates of land in Yorkshire by William the Conquerer. This land became known as the Honour of Pontefract.
The following townships (or constituent hamlets) were wholly or partly within the Honour of Pontefract:
- Farnley Tyas
- Lindley cum Quarmby — portion of Quarmby only
- Linthwaite — hamlets of Middle Linthwaite and Upper Linthwaite only
- Lockwood — hamlet of Crosland Half only
- South Crosland
- Whitley Upper
All other hamlets and townships in the local area were part of the Manor of Wakefield.