Netherthong is situated on the hillside on the opposite side of the Holme Valley to Wooldale in the Parish of Almondbury and may well be the origin of the Robuck Surname in Yorkshire.

This is one of the ancient settlements marked on the Graveship of Holme map, yet it lies just outside the Graveship, under the control of the Honour of Pontefract.

As is typical of this region, the ancient dwellings of the 16th and 17th centuries and before, have not survived. The buildings that can be seen today date from the industrial revolution which started around 1760.

To see photographs of the Netherthong area click on the thumbnails.

This cottage is typical of the area, with its local stone walls, stone slates and stone mullions in the windows.

The Church was not built until the turn of the 19th century.

This black and white photograph was taken about 1950 and is the town square in front of the church. The railings of the church can be seen on the left of the picture.

Netherthong was the home of the earliest recorded Robucke's, of this area, so far discovered during this research project. Joanna Robuck the daughter of Simon Robuck of Netherthong is mentioned in a charter dated 1323, which also refers to Adam Robuck .

100 years later is a reference to Elyas and his son Thomas who were servants to one of the local gentry.

This research project is still ongoing and the site will be updated with the results, so more details of the Netherthong Robucke's will be published later.

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