Printed Sources

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SISSONS, Rev J.L: Historic Sketch of the Parish Church, Wakefield(1824)

HUNTER, Joseph: Antiquarian Notices of Lupset, the Heath, Sharlston and Ackton in the County of York(1851)

LUPTON, Rev. J.H: Wakefield Worthies or Biographical Sketches of Men of Note connected by birth or otherwise, with the Town of Wakefield in Yorkshire (1864)

TAYLOR, Thomas: The History of Wakefield, in the county of York. The rectory manor, with biographical and other notices of some of the persons connected therewith (1886)

CROWTHER, George H: A Descriptive History of the Wakefield Battles, and a short account of this Ancient and Important Town(1886)

WALKER, J.W: The History of the Old Parish Church of All Saints, Wakefield(1888)

PEACOCK, Matthew Henry: Of the Free Grammar School of Queen Elizabeth at Wakefield, Founded A. D. 1591  (1892)

SENIOR, William: The Old Wakefield Theatre(1894)

PEACOCK, Matthew Henry: History of the Wakefield Greencoat School(1928)

WALKER, J.W.Wakefield: its History and People (various editions, first published 1934)

ASHWORTH, A.L: Stanley Royd Hospital Wakefield, One Hundred and Fifty Years, A History(1968)

SPEAK, Harold and FORRESTER, Jean: Old Wakefield in Photographs(1972)

TAYLOR, Kate: Wakefield District Heritage Volumes 1 and , (1976)

WRIGHT, Peter: A History of Walton(1985)

GREEN, Edward: Wrenthorpe, A History(1992)

JOHNSTONE, Christine, Wakefield in Old Photographs(1993)

GOODCHILD, John, Images of England(1998)

TAYLOR, Kate (ed) Aspects of Wakefield Volume 1 (1998) and Volume 2 (1999)

GRADY, Kevin: The Georgian Public Buildings of Leeds and the West Riding, Thoresby Society Vol LX11 No 133 (1989)

HAIGH, Philip A: From Wakefield to Towton, the Wars of the Roses(2002)

TAYLOR, Kate:  Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Wakefield(2001) and More Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Wakefield (2003)

DAWSON, Paul: Wakefield Revisited (2003)

PREEDY, Robert: Wakefield and the Five Towns, Living Memories (2004)

TAYLOR, Kate: The Making of Wakefield 1800-1900 (2008)

COX, Helen: The Battle of Wakefield Revisited (2010)

DAWSON, Paul: Changing Wakefield (2015)

SCRIMGEOUR, David: Proper People: Early Asylum Life in the Words of Those who were There (2015)

MERCKS, Elaine and RIGBY, Neil: Some Other and Wider Destiny , Wakefield Grammar School Foundation and the Great War (2017)

LYNCH, Tim: Wakefield in the Great War (2017)

THORNBORROW, Peter and GWILLIAM, Paul: Wakefield in 50 Buildings (2018)

ROCHFORD, Michael J.Nostell Priory, Tales from the Big House (2018)

HALIDAY, Gaynor:Struggle and Suffrage in Wakefield: Women’s Lives and the Fight for Equality (2019)

BREARS, Peter: The Buildings of Tudor and Stuart Wakefield (2019)

Memories of Wakefield, Photographs from the 1940s, 50s and 60s  (no date)

ELLIS, Norman, Bygone Wakefield and District, Volumes 1 and 2 (no date)





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