Place:Crofton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameCrofton
Alt namesScroftunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 315
Scrotonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 315
TypeParish, Village
Coordinates53.65°N 1.423°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoWakefield Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which Crofton was located 1894-1974
Wakefield (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough in which Crofton is located
Agbrigg and Morley 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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Crofton is a village near Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England. It is located roughly to the south east of the city and is roughly to the west of the town of Pontefract and from the town of Featherstone.

Before 1974 Crofton was a civil parish within Wakefield Rural District.

GENUKI provides a description of the ecclesiastical parish of Crofton from a gazetteer from the 1820s. It was in the Agbrigg division of the Agbrigg and Morley Wapentake.


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