Place:Hessle with Hill Top, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameHessle with Hill Top
Alt namesHessle and Hill Topsource: wikiepedia
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.653°N 1.348°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoHemsworth Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part until 1974
Wakefield (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, Englandunitary authority of which it is now a part
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Hessle and Hill Top is a civil parish in the City of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England. Until 1974 Hessle and Hill Top was part of Hemsworth Rural District but still retains Hemsworth as its UK parliament constituency. Hessle and Hill Top's recorded population is 138 people according to the 2011 census.

In the 1870s Hessle, previously known as Hasel, was described as

"a township in Wragby parish...4 miles E of Wakefield"

Other surrounding places of notable interest include Ackworth, a larger neighbouring parish to the east, Fitzwillam, another small parish south-west of Hessle and Hill Top, which is also the closest railway station. Nostell, a smaller village to the west and is currently grouped with Hessle and Hill Top as well as several other small parishes as a division of Wakefield city council, and Pontefract, another large town to the north and a common reference frame for where the parish is located.

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