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Pigot and Co.'s Royal National and Commercial Directory of August 1841:

Linthwaite is a township in the parish of Almondbury, nearly adjoining to Slaithwaite ; and its staple manufactures are of the same character as those that prevail in that chapelry. A new church was erected near Broad Oak, about the centre of the township, by aid of a government giant, in 1828 ; and, shortly after, a national school was established. Two chapels for particular baptists, and the like number for Wesleyan methodists, are in this township, which also embraces part of the populous hamlet of Milnsbridge.

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

LINTHWAITE, a chapelry, in the parish of Almondbury, union of Huddersfield, Upper division of the wapentake of Agbrigg, W. riding of York, 4 miles (S. W. by W.) from Huddersfield; containing 2710 inhabitants. The chapelry consists of the chief part of the township of Linthwaite, and a small portion of that of South Crossland. The township of Linthwaite is on the Huddersfield and Manchester road, between the two branches of the river Colne; and comprises by computation 1300 acres. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in the numerous factories established for the manufacture of woollen-cloth, which is carried on to a great extent; and there are several large quarries of stone for building and other purposes. Facility of conveyance is afforded by the Manchester canal, which passes through the township. The chapel, now a district church, dedicated to Christ, was erected in 1828, at an expense of £3000, raised by subscription, aided by the Parliamentary Commissioners; it is a handsome structure in the later English style, with a square embattled tower surmounted by a spire, and contains 800 sittings, of which 200 are free. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Vicar of Almondbury, with a net income of £150; impropriators, the Governors of Clitheroe grammar school. There are places of worship for Baptists and Wesleyans.

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

LINTHWAITE, a township and a chapelry in Almondbury parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Colne and the Manchester canal, near Golcar r. station, 4 miles SW of Huddersfield; carries on largely the woollen manufacture; and has a post office under Huddersfield. Acres, 1,334. Pop. in 1851,3,802; in 1861, 4,300. Houses, 850. The property is much subdivided. Good building-stone is quarried.—The chapelry was constituted in 1842, and is less extensive than the township. Pop. in 1861,3,144. Houses, 623. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £150. Patron, the Vicar of Almondbury. The church was built in 1828, at a cost of £3,000; and is a neat edifice with tower and spire. There are chapels for Baptists, Wesleyans, and Free Methodists, and national and Wesleyan schools.


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Parish Boundary

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


The boundaries of the three hamlets within the township — Upper Linthwaite, Middle Linthwaite, and Lower Linthwaite — are shown below.

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