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wakefield historical publications

The following books are still available, although some only in very small numbers. Send cheques, including postage and packing, to Wakefield Historical Publications at 18 St John’s Square, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 2RA. For multiple books phone for a postage price. Enquiries to tel. 0797 144 9463 or

WHP2 Samuel Buck's Yorkshire Sketchbook £12.00 +£3.90 p&p
WHP3 Woolley Hall, by Geoffrey Markham £5.00 +£2.00 p&p
WHP5 George Gissing and Wakefield, by Clifford Brook £3.00 +£1.50 p&p


Sandal Castle Excavation Report, by P. Mayes and L. A. S. Butler

£30.00 +£3.90 p&p
WHP8 Wakefield and Wool, by John Goodchild £3.00 +£1.50 p&p

Charles Waterton of Walton Hall, by Sir Norman Moore

£1.00 +£1.50 p&p
WHP10 The Castleford Pottery, by Diane Edwards Roussel £20.00 +£3.90 p&p
WHP11 Hemsworth High Hall, by G. Holdsworth £5.00 +£2.00 p&p
WHP13 Caphouse Colliery and the Denby Grange Collieries, by John Goodchild £3.00 +£1.50 p&p
WHP14 The Medieval Monuments of Harewood, by Richard Knowles £5.00 +£2.00 p&p


Walks about Wakefield, by W.S. Banks

£12.00 +£2.80 p&p

WHP16 The Inventor of the Marine Chronometer, by Eric Whittle £5.00 +£2.00 p&p
WHP18 Drawings of Wakefield, by Joe Clay (paperback) £5.00 (reduced) +£2.80 p&p
WHP19 Wakefield Canal Trail, by John Goodchild £1.00 +£1.50 p&p
WHP20 Fifty Years of the ABC Regal, by Kate Taylor £1.00 +£1.50 p&p
WHP23 Attorney at Large, by John Goodchild £5.00 +£2.00 p&p
WHP24 The Aire and Calder Navigation, by Peter Smith £5.00 +£2.00 p&p
WHP25 Coals from Sharlston, by John Goodchild £3.00 +£1.50 p&p
WHP27 Thomas Lloyd of Armley Mills, by Peter Brears £1.00 (reduced) + £1.50 p&p
WHP28 Mine and Men, by John Goodchild £3.00 +£1.50 p&p
WHP29 Landscape Gardens in West Yorkshire, by George Sheeran, hardback £5.00 (reduced) +£2.80 p&p
WHP31 Aspects of Medieval Wakefield, by John Goodchild £5.00 +£2.00 p&p
WHP33 Woolley Trail, by Geoffrey Markham £1.00 +£1.50 p&p
WHP35 Right Royal, Wakefield Theatre 1776-1994, by C.M.P. Taylor £5.00 (reduced) +£2.80 p&p
WHP36 The Making of a West Riding Clothing Village, Pudsey to 1780, by Ruth Strong £6.00 (reduced) +£2.00 p&p
WHP37 Before the National Coalmining Museum, a new history of Caphouse Colliery and Denby Grange Colliery, by John Goodchild £3.00 +£1.50 p&p


The Compleat Housekeeper, by Peter Brears, hardback

£8.00 (reduced) +£2.80 p&p

Watermills and Furnaces of the Dearne Valley and its Tributaries, by Tom Umpleby

£20.00 (reduced) +£3.90 p&p
WHP41 Wakefield's First Railway and its Collieries, by John Goodchild £4.00 +£2.00 p&p


Worthies of Wakefield, edited by Kate Taylor

£5.00 (reduced) +£2.80 p&p
WHP44 The Pious Undertaking Progresses, the later history of the Chantry Chapel on Wakefield Bridge, by Kate Taylor £3.00 +£1.50


The Wakefield Historical Publications books and booklets below are out of stock, however they may be available in Wakefield Local Studies Library, or for sale at Rickaro Books in Horbury or at online booksellers like

Coal Kings of Yorkshire, by John Goodchild, hardback (WHP 1)
Christopher Saxton. Elizabethan Mapmaker, by Ifor M. Evans and Heather Lawrence (WHP 4)          
The Development of Wakefield in maps, plans and views, described by John Goodchild (WHP 7)
Golden Threads, the Barnsley Linen Industry in the 18th and 19th  Centuries, by John Goodchild (WHP 12)
The Gentlewoman's Kitchen, by Peter Brears (WHP 17)
Memories of Merry Wakefield, by Henry Clarkson (WHP 21)
Coals from Barnsley, by John Goodchild (WHP 22)
Sandal Castle, Wakefield, The history and archaeology of a medieval castle, by Lawrence Butler (WHP 30)
The Children were Orderly, the story of Woolley School, by C.M.P. (Kate) Taylor (WHP 32)
A Newmillerdam Trail, by John Goodchild (WHP 34)
Bretton, the Beaumonts and a Bureaucracy, by S.J. Wright (WHP 40)               
This Pious Undertaking, the Chantry Chapel on Wakefield Bridge in the 19th and 20th Centuries, by Kate Taylor (WHP 42)




Aire and Calder


Medieval wakefield

Woolley trail