Place:Osgoldcross Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameOsgoldcross Wapentake
Coordinates53.744°N 1.31°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    

For a definition of "wapentake", see the article entitled Hundred (county division) in Wikipedia.

Wapentakes, the Old Norse form of the Anglo-Saxon "hundred", are dealt with in Section 1.4, but Sections 1.1 (Hundred courts) and 1.2 (Administrative functions) deal with the concept and purposes of wapentakes along with those of "hundreds" used in English counties further south.

Osgoldcross (#13 on the map) was a wapentake of the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. It covers the area from Pontefract eastward towards Goole. The original meeting place of the wapentake was the area which later became Pontefract Market Place.

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Ancient parishes

In the West Riding many ancient parishes included numerous townships and it was decided to omit this information from this table. Further tables for these large parishes will be found under the parishes concerned.

Ancient parishParish statusNotes
Ackworth parish (ancient), civil parish
Adlingfleet parish (ancient), civil parish
Badsworth parish (ancient), civil parish
Badsworth parish (ancient), civil parish
Burghwallis township, parish (ancient), civil parish
Campsall parish (ancient), civil parish
Castleford parish (ancient), civil parish
Darrington parish (ancient), civil parish
Featherstone township, parish (ancient), civil parish Some townships only.
Ferry Fryston parish (ancient)
Kellington parish (ancient), civil parish
Kirk Bramwith parish (ancient), civil parish
Kirk Smeaton parish (ancient), civil parish
Owston parish (ancient), civil parish
Pontefract parish (ancient), civil parish
Snaith parish (ancient), civil parish Some townships only.
South Kirkby township, parish (ancient), civil parish
Whitgift parish (ancient), civil parish now in the East Riding of Yorkshire
Womersley parish (ancient), civil parish
Wragby parish (ancient) Some townships only.

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