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Gawthorpe is a village to the north of Ossett in the City of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England. It is roughly midway between Wakefield and Dewsbury north of the A638. Gawthorpe's name derives from Gorky, a Viking name, and thorpe was a settlement, but evidence suggests the village may have Roman origins. Gawthorpe Water Tower located at the highest point of the Ossett and Gawthorpe area is a local landmark that can be seen for miles around.
|Traditional County||Yorkshire, West Riding|
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Police Authority||West Yorkshire|
Gawthorpe, Wakefield in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Gawthorpe, hamlet, in par. and 1 mile E. of Dewsbury, S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire; P.O. See OSSETT WITH GAWTHORPE.
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