Place:Wakefield (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, England

NameWakefield (metropolitan borough)
TypeDistrict municipality
Coordinates53.683°N 1.499°W
Located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Also located inYorkshire, England    
See alsoWakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandborough covering the better part of the same area prior to 1974

NOTE: This page refers to the Metropolitan Borough of Wakefield which came ito existence in 1974, at the same time that West Yorkshire replaced the West Riding of Yorkshire. References to the earlier municipal borough of Wakefield will be found separately and may be of more interest to the ordinary family historian.

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The City of Wakefield is a local government district in West Yorkshire, England, with the status of a city and metropolitan borough. Wakefield is the district's administrative centre. The district includes the "Five Towns" of Normanton, Pontefract, Featherstone, Castleford and Knottingley. Other towns include Ossett, Hemsworth, South Kirkby & Moorthorpe and South Elmsall. The City and borough are governed by Wakefield Metropolitan District Council.


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The former Borough of Wakefield was raised to city status by letters patent in 1888. It became a county borough in 1913, taking it out of the jurisdiction of the West Riding County Council. The present boundaries were set in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972, when the county borough of Wakefield merged with a number of its neigbouring municipal boroughs. The new metropolitan district's city status was reconfirmed by letters patent in 1974. The Council's headquarters is County Hall, originally built for the West Riding County Council and acquired by Wakefield in 1989.

The joining boroughs were as follows:

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