Place:Osgoldcross Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameOsgoldcross Rural
Alt namesOsgoldcross Rural District
TypeRural district
Coordinates53.691°N 1.312°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1938 - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
See alsoSelby District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district which absorbed most of the civil parishes of Osgoldcross Rural in 1974
Wakefield (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough to which two civil parishes were transferred in 1974
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Osgoldcross Rural District was a rural district in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. It was created in 1938, from 19 remaining parishes of the disbanded Pontefract Rural District after three-quarters of its population (but only a small fraction of its area) had been transferred to surrounding authorities - specifically to Castleford (which took 14,145 of the 23,981 in the district in 1931), Knottingley, and Pontefract.

It was named after the Wapentake of Osgoldcross and administered from Pontefract.

In 1974 the civil parishes of Darrington and East Hardwick were transferred to metropolitan borough or City of Wakefield, and the remaining section to District of Selby.

At the time of its dissolution it consisted of the following 19 civil parishes.

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  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Osgoldcross Rural District. This section provides statistics on population and industry, as well as a listing of the civil parishes and the alterations to the municipal organization.
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