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Netherton is a small village in the City of Wakefield metropolitan borough of West Yorkshire, England. It lies about 4 miles south-west of Wakefield, 3 miles south of Ossett, 1 mile south of Horbury. The village was originally named "Nether Shitlington", but this was changed sometime after 1855. The village was once home to two collieries - Denby Grange and Bullcliffe Wood. The latter was one of the leading pits behind the UK Miners' Strike (1984-1985).
|Traditional County||Yorkshire, West Riding|
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Police Authority||West Yorkshire|
Netherton, Wakefield in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Netherton, vil., Thornhill par., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 4 miles SW. of Wakefield.
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