Place:Badsworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameBadsworth
Alt namesBadesuuordesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 313
Badesuurdesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 313
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.618°N 1.288°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoHemsworth Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Wakefield (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough in which it has been located since 1974
Osgoldcross Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was situated.
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Badsworth is a village and civil parish in the City of Wakefield metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 583. The village is located south of Pontefract.

The name "Badsworth" has its roots in Old English and means "Enclosure of a man called Bæddi". The first element is the person's name Bæddi; the second is the word worth, meaning an enclosure, or enclosed farmstead or settlement. The village was recorded as Badesuuorde in the Domesday Book of 1086. GENUKI provides a description of the ecclesiastical parish of Badsworth from a gazetteer from the 1820s. It was in the Osgoldcross Wapentake.


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