Place:Crigglestone, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesCrigest'source: Domesday Book (1985) p 315
Crigestonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 315
Crigestonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 315
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates53.633°N 1.525°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 the parish was located before 1974
Wakefield (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough in which Crigglestone has been located since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Crigglestone is a village and civil parish in the City of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England. It is recorded as "Crigeston" (along with neighbouring "Orberie") in the Domesday Book. The civil parish had a population of 9,271 at the 2011 Census. On 29 July 1941, an explosion occurred at the Crigglestone Colliery, killing 21 men. The site of the colliery is now an industrial estate.

This area has two Anglican churches: the Church of St James, Chapelthorpe, and the Church of St John the Divine, Calder Grove.

Crigglestone once had two railway stations, both of which are now closed. Crigglestone West was on the line between Sheffield and Leeds via Wakefield, Crigglestone East on the closed and lifted line between Thornhill and Royston Junction.

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

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