Place:Pontefract Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NamePontefract Rural
TypeRural district
Coordinates53.691°N 1.312°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1894 - 1938)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
See alsoOsgoldcross Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district which replaced Pontefract Rural in 1938
Wakefield (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough in which the area is found today.

Pontefract Rural District was one of the original rural districts of the West Riding of Yorkshire established in 1894. In 1938 the three large settlements were made into urban districts and the smaller parishes became Osgoldcross Rural District. The whole area is now a part of the City of Wakefield or Wakefield Metropolitan Borough.

Civil Parishes

Research Tips

  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Pontefract 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.