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Ossett, Wakefield

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Ossett, Wakefield

Ossett is a market town within the metropolitan district of the City of Wakefield, in West Yorkshire, England. It is located on junction 40 of the M1 motorway, half-way between Dewsbury, to the west, and Wakefield, to the east. In the 2001 census, it was classified as part of the West Yorkshire Urban Area. The town is roughly half-way between the west and east coasts of England.
Post townOSSETT
Administrative CountyWakefield
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE2820
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01924

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

Ossett With Gawthorpe

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

Ossett (with Gawthorpe), town and township with ry. sta., Dewsbury par., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 2½ miles W. of Wakefield by rail, 3105 ac., pop. 10,957; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 2 newspapers. There are coal mines, woollen cloth mills, a woollen machine manufactory, a large cotton manufactory, and (at South Osset) 2 mineral springs, similar to those at Cheltenham. Ossett with Gawthorpe is a local government district.

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