|Type||Parish, Village, Civil parish|
|Located in||West Riding of Yorkshire, England ( - 1974)|
|Also located in||Yorkshire, England |
|West Yorkshire, England (1974 - )|
|See also||Hemsworth Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, England||rural district of which it was a part 1894-1974|
|Wakefield (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, England||metropolitan borough in which it has been located since 1974|
|Osgoldcross Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, England||wapentake in which it was situated.|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Ackworth is a village and civil parish which, since 1974, has been located in the metropolitan borough of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, situated between Pontefract, Barnsley and Doncaster on the small River Went. The village consists of four parts: High Ackworth, Low Ackworth, Ackworth Moortop, and Brackenhill. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 6,493.
Prior to 1974 Ackworth had been part of the Hemsworth Rural District and also in the Hemsworth Registration District.
GENUKI provides a description of the ecclesiastical parish of Ackworth from a gazetteer from the 1820s. It was in the Osgoldcross Wapentake.