Jones’s Mercantile Directory of Halifax, Huddersfield and Dewsbury (1863)



A download PDF version of “Jones’s Mercantile Directory of Halifax, Huddersfield and Dewsbury, together with the Surrounding Out-Townships and Villages 1863-4“, published by Jones & Proud.

The 502 page black & white PDF was prepared from an original copy of book and the text is fully searchable.

To the best of our knowledge, this very rare trade directory has never been digitised before.

The directory contains:

  • indexes (pages 21 to 31) — see the sample PDF
  • directory listings for Halifax (pages 33 to 75)
  • directory listings for Huddersfield (pages 79 to 126)
  • directory listings for Dewsbury (pages 129 to 146)
  • directory listings for “small townships and villages” (pages 149 to 252)
  • directory listing by individual trades (pages 257 to 444)
  • approx. 80 pages of advertisements

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Small Townships and Villages

As well as Halifax, Huddersfield and Dewsbury, the directory contains listings for the following places:

  • Almondbury and Farnley Tyas
  • Barkisland, Ripponden, Rishworth and Soyland
  • Berry Brow and Armitage Bridge
  • Brighouse
  • Earlsheaton and Chickenley
  • Elland
  • Golcar
  • Greetland
  • Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall and Wadsworth
  • Heckmondwike, Healey and Staincliffe
  • Holmfirth and Hepworth
  • Honley
  • Kirkburton, Clayton West, Cumberworth, Denby, Denby Dale, Nortonthorpe, Shelley, Shepley and Skelmanthorpe
  • Kirkheaton and Lepton
  • Lindley, Longwood, Marsh and Outlane
  • Linthwaite
  • Liversedge, Hightown, Littletown, Millbridge and Robert Town
  • Marsden
  • Meltham
  • Midgley, Brearley, Cote, Cragg Vale, Luddenden, Luddenden Foot, Mytholmroyd and Warley
  • Milns Bridge (Huddersfield)
  • Mirfield
  • Northowram, Clayton and Queensbury
  • Ossett and Horbury
  • Ovenden, Bradshaw, Illingworth, Mixenden and Wheatley
  • Rastrick
  • Saddleworth
  • Salter Hebble
  • Scholes
  • Shelf
  • Skircoat
  • Slaithwaite
  • South Crosland and Netherton
  • Southowram, Hipperholme and Lightcliffe
  • Sowerby, Sowerby Bridge, Cotton Stones and Triangle
  • Stainland and Holywell Green


A sample PDF which includes the initial indexes and a small selection of random pages can be downloaded here if you’d like to “try before you buy”.