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Click to enlargeChevet is a civil parish in the City of Wakefield Metropolitan District. It is a rural area with a lot of famland and a small population.

Chevet Hall was a country house and estate, part of which is now Newmillerdam Country Park.
The house was built in 1529 by the Nevile family and was bought in 1765 by Sir Lionel Pilkington, 5th Baronet, and passed down through the Pilkington family. In 1949 the estate was acquired by Wakefield Corporation. The hall was demolished in 1955. (1)
Miss Mary Pilkington was active in Walton - see Walton - a Brief History.

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Chevet like this:

CHEVET, a township in Roystone parish, W. R. Yorkshire; adjacent to the North Midland railway, 3½ miles S by E of Wakefield. Acres, 850.
Real property, £1, 394. Pop., 58. Houses, 7. Chevet House is the seat of the baronet family of Pilkington.


In 2001, Chevet Civil Parish had a population of 66. (Office For National Statistics, Neighbourhood Statistics, Parish Headcounts).

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Old view of the Chevet Lodge entrance to Chevet Hall.

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The Chevet Lodge gates in 2010, minus the statues on top of the gate piers, but plus a lantern.

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Chevet Moor Gate Lodge, situated at the junction of Hill Top and Lodge Lanes.

Photographed from Chevet public footpath No. 1 (bridleway).

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View from the vicinity of the Chevet Railway Cutting. It meets Walton FP No. 11 (Chevet Cutting - High Field Lane/Sike Lane).


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Chevet Grange with a view across Chevet Lane at Chevet Hill.

1. Not So Merry Wakefield, Kate Taylor, 01 Oct 2005.

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