Place:Beal, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameBeal
Alt namesBegalesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 313
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.717°N 1.186°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoOsgoldcross Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Selby District, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Beal is a village and civil parish in the District of Selby in North Yorkshire, England. It is located 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.

Fishing on the River Aire is controlled by Leeds and District Amalgamated Society of Anglers. The main catches are roach and bream.

Bus service 150, operated by Arriva Yorkshire, connects the village with Pontefract, Selby and Wakefield.

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