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South Ossett, Wakefield

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South Ossett, Wakefield

The town of Ossett is, following a recent reorganisation, divided into two parishes. The north is known as Ossett and Gawthorpe and the South as South Ossett. This is located just north of Horbury with the main road of Storrs Hill Road. It is historically the least industrialised part of the town. Much of the new building that has caused Ossett to grow has been concentrated in the South Ossett area. About 25% of Ossett's population is within the South Ossett area.
Administrative CountyWakefield
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE2819
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire

Other names by which South Ossett, Wakefield has been known in the past

Ossett ~ Ossett South

South Ossett, Wakefield in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

South Ossett, eccl. dist., Dewsbury par., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, pop. 4603; has mineral springs. See OSSETT WITH GAWTHORPE.

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