Allerton-Bywater

ALLERTON-BYWATER, a township, in the parish of Kippax, Lower division of the wapentake of Skyrack, W. riding of York, 4¾ miles (N. W.) from Pontefract; containing 490 inhabitants. This place comprises about 870 acres, and is situated at the confluence of the rivers Aire and Calder, where extensive wharfs and stations have been constructed by the Aire and Calder Company: part of the houses near the bridge form a suburb of Castleford. Large glass-works have been established. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment, by an inclosure act, in 1803.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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