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Netherton, Wakefield

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Netherton, Wakefield

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).
Administrative CountyWakefield
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE2716
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest 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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