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Horbury, Wakefield

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Horbury, Wakefield

Horbury is a large village in the City of Wakefield, a metropolitan district of West Yorkshire, England and part of the West Yorkshire Urban Area. It is situated north of the River Calder about three miles (5 km) south west of Wakefield and two miles (3 km) to the south of Ossett. It includes the outlying areas of Horbury Bridge and Horbury Junction.
Post townWakefield
Administrative CountyWakefield
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE2918
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 Horbury, Wakefield has been known in the past

Horberie ~ Orberie

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

Horbury, township and vil. with ry. sta., Wakefield par., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 4 miles SW. of Wakefield, 1279 ac. (54 water), pop. 5050; P.O., T.O.; has mfrs. of woollens, worsteds, flannels, and yarns.

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