Beal is a village and civil parish in the District of Selby in North Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the River Aire, north-east of Knottingley, south-west of Selby, and south of York. The parish includes the village of Kellingley, and borders the City of Wakefield in West Yorkshire. At the 2001 census it had a population of 720.
The name "Beal" is of Old English origins and means "Nook of land in a river-bend". It is composed of the elements bēag ("river-bend") and halh ("nook of land"). The village was recorded as Begale in the Domesday Book of 1086.
Kellingley Colliery, one of the last deep coal mines in the United Kingdom, is located in the parish.
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