The History and Topography of South Crosland, Armitage Bridge and Netherton (1938) by Philip Ahier

The History and Topography of South Crosland, Armitage Bridge and Netherton was written by local historian Philip Ahier and was first published in 1938 by Eli Collins & Co., Ltd. of Holmfirth.

The book is subtitled "Part 1" but the planned second part was never completed.

Contents of Part 1

  1. Situation, Boundaries and Derivation of the Place-names in the Locality
  2. The Manors of North and South Crosland
  3. The Murder of Sir Robert de Beaumont at Crosland Hall in 1341
  4. The Local Government Board of Health of South Crosland, 1876-1894
  5. The South Crosland Urban District Council, 1894-1938
  6. Holy Trinity Church, South Crosland
  7. The Methodist Church at Netherton
  8. Netherton Congregational Church
  9. Educational Institutions in South Crosland and Netherton
  10. Roads and Transport through Netherton
  11. Halls and Houses in South Crosland and Netherton
  12. Public Houses in South Crosland and Netherton
  13. The South Crosland and Netherton Co-operative Society
  14. Interesting Events in South Crosland, Armitage Bridge and Netherton up till 1876
  15. Jubilee and Coronation Celebrations in South Crosland and Netherton

Planned Contents of Part 2

The second part was never published, but was to have contained the following:

  • Early Forms of Local Government in South Crosland previous to 1876
    • The Manorial Courts of the Honour of Pontefract and of the Manor of Wakefield
    • The Court Leet of the Manor of Almondbury
    • The Court of Quarter Sessions
    • The Chapelwarden of South Crosland for Honley Chapel
    • The Surveyor of the Highways
    • The Overseer of the Poor
    • The Constable, the Pinder and the Bye-law Man
  • The Huddersfield Union of the Board of Guardians
  • South Crosland and National Taxation
  • The Parliamentary Representation of South Crosland
  • South Crosland Charities
  • The South Crosland Militia and recruiting efforts in the locality from 1792 to 1815
  • The Armitage Charters
  • The Mills in South Crosland and Armitage Bridge
  • The Bridges in South Crosland and Armitage Bridge
  • The Netherton Post Office
  • The South Crosland Nursing District Association
  • Pedigrees of Important Families
  • Interesting episodes from the Account Books of the Overseers of the Poor
  • Index
  • List of Subscribers

Copyright Status

Under the terms of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the copyright of literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works in the United Kingdom expires at the end of the period of 70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the author dies.

  • the author, Philip Ahier, died in 1975 and copyright on his works expires at the end of 2045

The History and Topography of South Crosland, Armitage Bridge and Netherton (1938) by Philip Ahier

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