1837 : Many families built mills with power looms and made the coarse uniform cloth supplied to both sides in Crimea War. The mechanical looms caused loss of home weaving. Ossett became the Centre of the recycling industry (rag trade) of wool, making Mungo and Shoddy, (differing qualities of re-claimed wool) used in the many cloth and felt mills. Ossett became an important centre of this trade.
1834 : Formation of Select Vestry.
1836 : Board of Surveyors formed.
1837 : Formed a Poor Law Union District with local towns. The Poor were against new system of relief and ‘great disturbances' resulted.
1853 : Ossett purchased its exemption from the Manor Court of Wakefield.
1854 : Ossett Gas Company formed.
1861 : Ossett Industrial Co-operative Society registered.
1865 : Consecration of the current ‘Holy and Undivided Trinity Church' replacing others dating back to before 1409.
1870 : Local Town Board appointed.
1874 : Opening of Railway from Ossett To Dewsbury.
1875 : Act of Parliament (Ossett Local Board Act) £50,000 borrowed and spent on street works, sewers and water supply.
1888 :Station Road started from town over the new Station.