Place:Ackworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

TypeParish, Village, Civil parish
Coordinates53.641°N 1.336°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
West Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
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: 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.

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